Caird Library temporary closure

As some of you know already, the Caird Library will close from 2 July to 4 September inclusive due to the preparations and holding of the Olympics equestrian events in Greenwich Park. See temporary closure of Library http://www.rmg.co.uk/researchers/library/visiting/caird-library-temporary-closure-due-to-olympics for more information. The Library will reopen on Wednesday 5 September at…

May’s Item of the Month

Inspired by discoveries made on a recent holiday to France, May’s item of the month is a look at a rare book from the Library’s collection. The Voyage of La Perouse round the world in the years by Jean-François de Galaup, Count of Lapérouse, is a finely illustrated account of…

Update on Caird Library

We are delighted that the move of the collections into the new archive stores is on schedule to be completed by Christmas, so the full Library service and access to the collections will start in January 2012. Please see the latest update on the website.  The full Library service will begin from Tuesday 17…

February’s Item of the Month

This month’s item of the month is a recently acquired prize ledger compiled under Sir Coutts Trotter and dating from 1786-1792. It illustrates the workings of the administration of the Royal Navy, and how the prize money system was managed during this period. In many ways it is an early…

Further update on plans for new reading room

The work on the Sammy Ofer Wing, including the new research and reading room and archive stores, is progressing well. We’ve updated the information about the project on the website, so please take a look. The information will be updated every two months, so please check the blog and website in the…

Opening hours over Easter

Normally the Library is open by appointment on the first Saturday of the month from 10.00-16.45, but because of Easter, this year the Library will be open on Saturday 10 April, rather than Saturday 3 April. Details of last order dates for Saturday 10 April are on the website, as well…

Update on plans for new reading room

As the building and plans for the new research and reading room in the Sammy Ofer Wing have developed, we wanted to alert you to some information about the project’s progress which has just gone up on the website. The information will be updated every two months, so please watch this space.Eleanor (Head of Archive…

Revised Research guides

We are pleased to announce that six of our most popular Research guides have been revised and are available on our website, see http://www.nmm.ac.uk/researchers/library/. Researched and written by the highly respected merchant naval historian and genealogist, Dr Christopher Watts, they have been updated to include new online resources such as…

Surprises in New York – the Normandie

Hunting through the long galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York a couple of months ago, looking for an exhibition on Calder jewellery, through the 20th century paintings, I found a room full of pieces from the French 1930s liner, the Normandie. Some of the exhibits were…

Update on Caird Library closure

Further update on 4 December 2008: New Caird Library opening hours Firstly, we are delighted to announce that by special arrangement, the Foyle reading room at the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR, will be made available to all users of the Caird Library on production of…