May 26, 2022

Ireland: “Permission Granted for ‘Major Conservation and Redevelopment’ of Old Library in Trinity College Dublin”

From The Independent:

The Old Library in Trinity College Dublin is due to get a facelift as Dublin City Council has granted planning permission for major conservation and redevelopment of the iconic library.

Recognised globally as a cultural landmark and adored by the Irish and tourists alike, the redevelopment of the library follows last month’s historic unveiling of the new Book of Kells Treasury.

Long Room, Old Library, The Library of Trinity College Dublin (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

The library is home to 350,000 early printed books, and 20,000 manuscript and archive collections which have been collected over the course of 400 years.

However, external pollution and dust accumulation are taking their toll on the collections and the fabric of the Old Library building, which called for a need to modernise environmental control and fire protection measures.

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