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Discover the conservation story of the Armada Portrait's restoration, from the early research to the finishing touches.
One of my favourite things about being an Archives Assistant is that I am able to rummage around in the uncatalogued collections and rediscover items which were acquired for a specific and important reason or event, but have since lost prominence. With the centenary of the formation of the Women’s Royal Naval Service falling this year, I felt it was time some of our uncatalogued Wrens material received some attention!
Lying on its side within the historic Greenwich Park is Queen Elizabeth's Oak. Myths and legends surround the tree as thoroughly as the foliage which now covers it. We can only imagine what it has seen in its long past...
We’re very pleased to announce the launch of the Dreadnought Seamen’s Hospital online resource. As part of a collaborative project, a team of e-volunteers have generously devoted their spare time to transcribing details from records held at the National Maritime Museum. The Dreadnought Seamen's Hospital Admissions and Discharges, 1826-1930 can now be searched and viewed on the Ancestry family history website.
"When you’re orbiting Earth, you no longer see countries, you see land. It makes you think globally." We interviewed NASA astronaut Scott Kelly
The new Pacific Encounters Gallery will open in 2018, featuring this treated portrait of John Williams, a missionary to the Pacific islands who met a grisly end
The Caird Library has recently installed a new display of archive and library material. The theme is Prisoners of War at Home and Overseas, 1793-1815, and it reveals what life was like for the men and boys captured during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. During this period, hundreds of thousands of prisoners of war were held captive at depots, barracks, and on board prison ships all over the world, from North America to the Indian Ocean. The documents on display focus on the experiences of captured British and French sailors and soldiers.
This month, have a look for Venus and Jupiter in conjunction and the Leonid meteor shower.
On the run up to Halloween most of us like to sit around and tell each other ghost stories, so here are two from one of our books in the library “The Phantom Ship” by R. L. Hadfield published 1937 (RMG ID: PBB4629), that hopefully leave you with icy fingers crawling up your spine.