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Thursday, 11 May 2017

PRONI events for International Archives Day, 9 June

The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) is to mark International Archives Day (Friday 9 June) with free workshops and guided tours.

PRONI - Titanic Boulevard, Belfast
Family historians and other researchers taking the two-hour guided tour will be led through PRONI's research areas to the normally off-limits staff-only areas where archivists will be sorting, listing and cataloguing new materials.

They will also meet archival staff who support visiting researchers or undertake cutting edge preservation work, and will have the opportunity to ask questions about their specialised areas of work or about PRONI more generally.

Those attending the one-hour digitisation workshop will enjoy a demonstration by PRONI's archive photographer of how best to handle, preserve and digitally restore old family photographs and other historical documents.

Researchers can bring along their own documentary or photographic treasures for digitisation and, if needed, digital restoration.

For times and (essential) booking information, see PRONI. (PRONI often holds similar tours and workshops... they always book up very quickly. You have been warned.)