London's Baking! exhibition - ends soon
Our current exhibition London's Baking! explores bakers, cakes, bread and puddings from 1666 to the present day. It closes on 1 February 2017. Our next exhibition The Londoners opens on Monday 6 February.
Great Parchment Book: major paper published
London Metropolitan Archives' partners at University College London have announced the publication of a major paper describing the process of conserving, imaging, virtually flattening, and finally reading the Great Parchment Book of the Honourable The Irish Society, held in LMA.
The project saw:
working together in an interdisciplinary, international partnership.
We developed a low-cost process for conserving, digitising, 3D-reconstructing, and virtually flattening the fire-damaged, buckled parchment, enabling new readings and understanding of the text to be created.
The paper, published in Oxford University Press Digital Scholarship in the Humanities journal, presents a complete overview of the project, detailing the conservation, digital acquisition, and digital reconstruction methods used.
It is freely available in open access, meaning anyone can read the details of the project, and see images and videos to understand the scope and scale of the project, and its contribution to the restoration of the Great Parchment Book.
It is freely available on the Oxford University Press Digital Scholarship in the Humanities website.
You can find more information on the Great Parchment Book blog.
Robert Hooke Diary now viewable online
Did you know that the Diary of Robert Hooke, the seventeenth century scientist is now available to view page by page through our online catalogue?
Collage – The London Picture Archive relaunch
We're delighted to announce the relaunch of Collage - the London Picture Archive. You can find out more about Collage in our Images and Film section.
Great Parchment Book awarded UNESCO Memory of the World status
We are delighted to announce that at the UK Memory of the World awards in Cardiff on 21 June, the Great Parchment Book of the Irish Society was inscribed to the UK register of the UNESCO Memory of the World which recognises documentary heritage deemed by a panel of experts to be of outstanding significance to the UK.
LMA staff gather to receive accreditation certificate from Jeff James, Chief Executive of The National Archives.
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