On Saturday 28th September we held the first public event at Abchurch Lane to showcase philately and the resources of the Royal to a wider audience.
The Dr Paul Ramsey Room provided the perfect setting for an informal afternoon discussing the preservation and potential uses of our Perkins Bacon archive. Ian Barnes from Temple Binders explained some of the binding techniques he has used to restore our book collection and bound archives. Victoria Stevens, an ICON registered conservator, gave a lively and informative talk about her work restoring the Perkins Bacon delivery books- a project made possible by grants from Association of Independent Museums, National Manuscript Conservation Trust and The Pilgrims’ Trust. To round of the afternoon, Dr Richard Morel FRPSL gave a brief introduction to the Perkins Bacon records and the many possibilities they present for historical research.
Thank you all those involved in the organisation of the day, particularly the three speakers, and to the attendees for their enthusiastic support.
The audience enjoying a lively Q&A session and conservator Victoria Stevens describes her restoration work on the Perkins Bacon delivery books.