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‘Such Facts as Seem to Throw Light Upon Each Other’ Conserving The Papers of Dr Richard Bright

On the 30 May our collection care team welcomed a project conservator, David Parker. For the next two years, he will be working for the new project involving the conservation of the 19th century papers of Dr Richard Bright. Richard Bright … Continue reading

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An introduction to the King’s Lynn Borough Archives

Following a period of refurbishment at King’s Lynn Town Hall, the King’s Lynn Borough Archives is now re-open to the public. This week’s blog post, written by Archivist Stacey Kennedy, introduces us to some of the records held in the … Continue reading

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Seals and sealing: An introduction to seals through the archives of the Norfolk Record Office

Many visitors to the Norfolk Record Office will have come across seals on documents, through requesting records to the searchroom, on display in behind-the-scenes tours or waiting in conservation for our kind team of volunteers who sew socks to fit! … Continue reading

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Celebrating National Libraries Day: Meet the Archive Specialists at Norfolk Heritage Centre

Saturday 6 February 2016 is National Libraries Day and we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to celebrate the resources we have available at Norfolk Record Office. At The Archive Centre we have a reference library in the search … Continue reading

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Conservation-Katharine’s journey from parchment to painting

This week’s blog post has been written by Katharine Waldron, postgraduate student at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London and former volunteer at the Norfolk Record Office. I am in my first year on the Postgraduate Diploma in the Conservation … Continue reading

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From parchment to pixels

From assistant manuscript repairer to conservationist and archive conservator Antoinette Curtis has seen many changes since she first began working at The Norfolk Record Office in 1973. A familiar face in the conservation team, Antoinette has informed and inspired students, … Continue reading

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Digitsation, WW2, and King’s Lynn Charters

This week’s blog post is written by Caroline D, the Norfolk Record Office’s first digitisation trainee. She describes the fascinating work she has been doing for the past year and explains about some exciting resources which will be available in the … Continue reading

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Creative Writing Winners Announced

We were so impressed by the standard of entries to our WW1 themed creative writing competition that we chose a winner from two age categories. ‘Love at First Shell’, written by Hope Owen Mcnair, in Year 6 at Fairhaven Primary School, wrote … Continue reading

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