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VRTI Director Peter Crooks Speaks at PRONI Centenary

Pictured above: VRTI Director Peter Crooks, PRONI Acting Director David Huddleston, and Chief Executive at Libraries NI Jim O’Hagan. Photo courtesy of Stephen Scarth, PRONI.

“The moral role that the archive plays is not in establishing the truth in the records, but rather in establishing what the authentic record is.”

VRTI Director Peter Crooks spoke last week at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)’s Centenary Celebration, The Future of Archives: The Next 100 Years.

His paper was titled “Archives as the Fifth Estate: PRONI’s Next 100 Years.”

Photo courtesy of Tim Murtagh

In an enthusiastic and engaging close to the PRONI 100 celebrations the audience heard Peter Crooks and other guests discuss the future of archives and what PRONI might be like in 2124. PRONI also distributed their new centenary booklet, “PRONI 100 Treasures,” pictured below.

Here’s to the next century!

Tuesday, 5 March 2024, 1:05 PM

Jean-Philippe SanGiovanni