Voyages of Exploration: the expeditions of Captain James Cook

Voyages of Exploration: the expeditions of Captain James Cook

A Prime Collection of Charts and Maps: The Grenville Collection (GREN)

A new addition to our Sammy Ofer Wing stores in the map collection of William Wyndham Grenville, 1759-1834, succeeding Pitt as prime minster in 1806 he led the ‘All the Talents’ coalition government for a year until 1807. Previously stored off-site, this collection is now fully available to order providing…

New Assistant Archivist

After a hectic, not to mention snowy, start to my new job I’ve finally found a moment to introduce myself to readers of the blog. I’m Richard Wragg and I have recently taken up the position of Assistant Archivist. Before coming to the National Maritime Museum I worked at London…

New Reader Services Librarian

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After a fortnight of shaking hands and introductions all around the National Maritime Museum, I’d like to introduce myself to readers of The Caird Library Blog: I’m Gareth Bellis and I have joined the Archive and Library Team as Reader Services Librarian.  For the past four and-a-half years I had…

Introducing the new Head of Archive and Library

My first few weeks have been busy and memorable – I will never forget my first week at the museum in mid-February when we had a series of foggy mornings. Seeing the Queen’s House loom out of the fog, with the silvered frosty grass shimmering around it was a magical…

Library blog: a view from the Head of Library and Manuscripts

So, what does this job entail? Well the best bits are working with the world-class collections, and most recently we have been showing them off to school groups in our Understanding Slavery sessions, planning new exhibitions, and deciding how best to catalogue them to make them as accessible as possible…