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Collection Care work on the Stone Photographs

The Collection Care team is involved in many of the digitisation projects at the Parliamentary Archives, particularly when the items to be digitised are fragile to handle or need long-term archival packaging or rehousing. In the case of the Stone …

Revealing Parchment’s Hidden Stories

Thomas Bower (Collection Care Assistant) writes about an on-going academic project we've been helping with. Over the summer, members of the Collection Care Team at the Parliamentary Archives have contributed to a nationwide research project to explore the DNA of …

Barry and Pugin: New light on an old controversy

Caroline Shenton writes: It is always exciting when long-lost archives come to light, never more so than last year when the Parliamentary Archives acquired a small but significant collection of personal papers from some descendants of Sir Charles Barry, architect …

The Collection Care team at the Parliamentary Archives

Collection Care at the Parliamentary Archives has developed in the past few years from bookbinding to conservation and preservation. The team are Lois, Oriana, Tiffany, Tom and Lara, who are all trained as library and archive conservators. We look after …

None Hath Refused – Digitising the Protestation Returns

One of the behind the scenes teams in the Parliamentary Archives is the Digitisation Team – we’re two staff who are responsible for delivering the Archives’ public copying service, digitisation project work and supporting exhibitions and outreach activities. We handle …