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Explore St Paul's rich archives at special pop-up event
15 November 2013
A pop-up stand showing off some of St Paul's fascinating archive items, will be set-up for all to see in early December.
For one hour on Wednesday, 4 December, members of the Cathedral's Collections team will show off their wares to visitors as part of a national
campaign entitled Explore your
Designed to help raise awareness of rich historical collections around the UK and Ireland, Explore Your Archive is the brainchild of the Archives and Records Association and The National Archives, and aims to highlight the value of these collections to society and the impact they make on individual lives.
Visitors to the St Paul's display will be able to view facsimile copies of unique items held in the Cathedral Archives, meet and chat to the Archivist, and take away information about upcoming events.
Wednesday 4 December
2pm - 3pm
St Paul's Cathedral crypt (entry via north west crypt door)
Free (Usual charges to enter Cathedral apply)
Sarah Hale, Cathedral Archivist said: "We are really excited to be part of the Explore Your Archive campaign and we hope the ‘meet the Archivist’ session will be a great opportunity for visitors to gain an insight into the Cathedral’s fantastic collections and learn something about the Cathedral’s history that they may not have known before."
The St Paul’s Cathedral Archives hold records relating to the architecture of the building including papers and drawings created by the Surveyor to the Fabric, while the historic records of the Dean and Chapter (including the original drawings by Sir Christopher Wren and his draughtsmen) are held at the London Metropolitan Archives. An online catalogue and further information can be found at: www.stpauls.co.uk/archive
Further information about the Explore Your Archive campaign can be found on their website: www.exploreyourarchive.org