Sunday, 6 February 2011

Renaissance 'Road Map'

NEWS

Those of us with an interest in the future of England's museums, libraries and archives, may find the recent news release by the MLA worthy of a read.  'Renaissance' is the Museums, Libraries & Archives Council's (MLA) plan to help transform England's regional museums; but with the MLA on the brink of dissolution, the Arts Council is poised to take over their duties.  Tricky times - let's hope it works out to everyone's satisfaction.

ARTICLES / MEDIA NEWS

You may find this little general piece about Podcasts from The Family Recorder blog of interest.

WEBSITES

The 1641 Depositions are witness testimonies mainly by Protestants, but also by some Catholics, from all social backgrounds, concerning their experiences of the 1641 Irish rebellion.  The records are held at Trinity College Dublin (MSS 809-841), and are now fully available in digital format here.

ON THIS DAY

Death of...
George VI in 1952.  Queen Elizabeth II's exact moment of succession was as she was in a treehouse in Kenya.

1958:  Munich Air Disaster kills several young Manchester United stars.

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