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Thursday, 30 November 2017

From the Medieval to the Modern: new exhibition and workshop at PRONI

The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland will launch a new exhibition today. Developed in conjunction with Libraries NI, From the Medieval to the Modern: Reformation, Transformation and Continuity marks the 500th anniversary of Reformation.

This exhibition comprises archives and fine books, dating from the medieval period through to the late 19th century. It centres on the documents themselves, each offering their own distinct perspectives, enabling exploration of the reformation period and its legacy.

The exhibition will be on display at PRONI (2 Titanic Boulevard, Belfast) until 15 December and will then tour libraries across Northern Ireland. Follow PRONI's facebook page to be kept up to date on the location of the exhibition in the months ahead.

Today's launch will be held at 1pm to 2pm and everyone is welcome to attend.

You may also be interested in a workshop - Using early modern records - to be held at PRONI on Wednesday 6 December (10:30am to 1:00pm). It will introduce the essential skills needed to use early modern records and participants will have the opportunity to handle original documents and receive advice on interpreting the handwriting used and uncovering who authorised their creation. There will also be a demonstration on using a digital archive relating to State Papers (1509-1714), which is available at PRONI. Advance registration is necessary.