Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland

Conservation Conversation hosted by Trinity Long Room Hub

On Monday March 4, 2024, the Trinity Long Room Hub hosted “Revealing the Invisible – A Conservation Conversation from the Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland.” Conservation and scientific specialists from some of our Core Partner archives discussed the fascinating discoveries being revealed by their latest investigations into ancient archival records.

NAI, KB 1/4 (a parchment plea roll of the King’s Bench dating to 1406-7). Credit – Ros Kavanagh, 2022


  • Ciarán Wallace, Deputy Director, Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland, Trinity College Dublin
  • Zoë Reid, Keeper of Public Services and Collections, The National Archives of Ireland: Moderator
  • Sarah Graham, Head of Conservation, The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland: Revealing Archbishop Swayne’s 15th-century register
  • Marc Vermeulen, Senior Conservation Scientist, The National Archives (UK): Invisible wavelengths, visible history: Shining a new light on Irish medieval records
  • Jessica Baldwin, Senior Conservator, The National Archives of Ireland: Virtually unwrapping: Exploring the use of X-ray microtomography

Videos from the event can be viewed here on our YouTube channel.

A page being conserved from PRONI DIO/4 (John Swayne’s Register, 1418-1439). Photo courtesy Sarah Graham, PRONI.

A recording of the event in its entirety can be found here on the Long Room Hub’s YouTube channel.

Wednesday, 6 March 2024, 1:05 PM

Jean-Philippe SanGiovanni