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Academy Research Open Day - The Library presents

27 September 2022

Join us on 4 October to learn about the Library's collections and collaborations.

The Royal Irish Academy's first Research Open Day is happening on 4 October. See how the work of our projects, library and publications are showcased through a rich programme of lectures and demonstrations. 

RIA Librarian Barbara McCormack and Assistant Librarian Anita Cooper will present on current projects in the Library involving our collections with these scheduled talks:

10.40 Meeting room: Barbara McCormack: 'Mapping our collections: the OS200 Project'

The Ordnance Survey (OS) was established in 1824 to undertake a townland survey of Ireland and to map the entire country at a scale of six inches to one mile. The RIA Library holds extensive records relating to the OS which includes letters, memoirs, drawings, and sketches. This talk will discuss RIA Library involvement in an exciting new research project led by Queen's University Belfast and the University of Limerick which aims to create a new digital collation of OS records for Ireland.

14.20 Meeting Room: Anita Cooper: ‘Digital collaborations: the eighteenth-century watercolours of Gabriel Beranger’

The Library collaborated with The Watercolour World and the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) to digitally document and preserve selections from our significant antiquarian watercolour collections. The two post-card sized albums deposited contain forty-seven watercolours by the artist Gabriel Beranger from his expeditions around Dublin and a few surrounding counties.

Research Day is free and all are welcome. Find out more and book your ticket 

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