Morning

Science s Art

The team from Science Gallery visited Met Éireann this morning as part of their work on the upcoming ‘Strange Weather’ exhibition.  We talked about our collection at the Met Éireann Library and I was excited to show off some of our manuscripts. They seemed excited too!

Science Gallery is a lovely synthesis of stuff; art meets science, knowledge-sharing meets community engagement. And it’s always fun.

The exhibition is due to start in the summertime and I really hope that we can work together to showcase some of our beautiful manuscripts and to draw attention to the history of meteorology in Ireland.  Some DH-related things we talked about; collaboration, crowd-sourcing, network analysis, digitisation, coding and preservation.

It’s early days for this project and I’m looking forward to what’s ahead.

Sample of meteorological observation taken at Markree Castle, Co. Sligo (1876)
Sample of meteorological observation taken at Markree Castle, Co. Sligo (1876)