Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland

VRTI Featured in New York Times

On Monday, 2 April 2024, the New York Times featured the VRTI and some of its core partners in an article detailing the development of the project.

Photograph of NYTimes article “Ireland Is Recovering Historical Documents Lost to the Flames of War” April 2, 2024.

In it, various aspects of the VRTI’s research strands, such as the conservation of the Register of Archbishop Swayne at PRONI, are featured.

“Cultural loss is sadly a very prominent theme in the world right now, and I don’t think there is an example like this, where there’s been so much international cooperation in the reconstruction of a lost archive,” Dr. Crooks said. “It shows that the collective culture of many countries can be brought together to achieve a goal. Borders are fluid.”

—Dr Peter Crooks, Director of the VRTI

Leather pouch for carrying large rolls of parchment accounts records. The National Archives, United Kingdom

The final pages of Sir Ralph Lane’s 1595 letter to Queen Elizabeth I, lobbying for an English conquest in Ulster. Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University

Wednesday, 3 April 2024, 1:00 PM

Jean-Philippe SanGiovanni