'Collection day' for 1916 memorabilia to be held in London

Thursday 25 February 2016 18.14
The material will be preserved once digitised and displayed as part of 'Inspiring Ireland 1916' (Pic: @IrelandEmbGB)
The material will be preserved once digitised and displayed as part of 'Inspiring Ireland 1916' (Pic: @IrelandEmbGB)

A public 'collection day' is to be held in London on 19 March to allow members of the public in the UK to share personal objects related to 1916 and to have the items expertly digitised.

People are being encouraged to bring along any objects, including letters, diaries or photographs.

Hosted by the Digital Repository of Ireland, the material will be preserved once digitised and displayed as part of 'Inspiring Ireland 1916', a series of online exhibitions that form part of the multimedia website Inspiring Ireland.

It has been created to use items of interest to tell the stories of people whose lives were changed by the events of Easter Week 1916 and paint a vivid picture of the events and legacy of 1916 that have inspired Ireland.

The collection day is part of the Government's 1916 Centenary Programme and is being organised in partnership with the Embassy of Ireland and Irish in Britain.

To participate in the London collection day, please complete the pre-appointment object registration form online or contact Irish in Britain for registration forms.

Appointments will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Keywords: 1916