Tag Archives: conservation

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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Meet the Team: Al, Volunteer

Al volunteers one morning a week here at the Norfolk Record Office. I (Emily) went to the Document Cleaning Room to chat to Al about volunteering. Emily: So Al, how did you first discover the Norfolk Record Office? Al: Well … Continue reading

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Boxing Day Box Making

Well, it’s boxing day, and clearly a perfect time to talk about boxes. We won’t give you the whole blurb about our new service, just watch this short video to find out more… And here’s a beautiful postcard-photograph from the … Continue reading

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Mission Successful!

Thank you to everyone at the Norfolk Record Office for an enjoyable 12 week internship. My project with Antoinette looking at the differences between isinglass derived from wild-caught and aqua farmed sturgeon has gone very well.  The research limitations using … Continue reading

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My Parchment Training

In October 2014, I started an Institute of Conservation (ICON) Internship at the Staffordshire Archive Service. During the Internship I will be working to preserve and conserve

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Behind the Scenes and Christmas Gifts

Have you ever wondered where all our millions of documents are stored, and in what conditions? Do you want to see first hand the innovative work and research our conservators are doing? We are once more offering

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Training in Parchment Conservation

I am a trainee Archive Conservator based at Lancashire Archives in Preston, currently working to achieve the Archives and Records Association’s Certificate in Archive Conservation. As part of the course I must undertake a series of placements, each focusing on … Continue reading

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