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Exploring The Archives: HMS Caroline and PRONI

24th January 2017
HMS Caroline in partnership with PRONI is to host an archive event in March to include the role of women in World War I. The veteran C class light battle cruiser is currently closed for hull conservation work at H&W and is scheduled to reopen as a visitor attraction in Spring.  HMS Caroline in partnership with PRONI is to host an archive event in March to include the role of women in World War I. The veteran C class light battle cruiser is currently closed for hull conservation work at H&W and is scheduled to reopen as a visitor attraction in Spring. Photo: JEHAN ASHMORE

#WomenWWI - In partnership, HMS Caroline and the Public Service of Northern Ireland (PRONI) will present an afternoon themed around archive creation and care on 23 March.

The time for the event is 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm and held at the premises of PRONI in the Titanic Quarter, Belfast.

This event is part of Belfast Strategic Partnership's Festival of Learning, 2017.

The Festival of Learning aims to demonstrate learning in all its forms across Belfast, covering;

learning through education

learning for life

learning to live together

learning for and in work

The session will include a tour of PRONI’s archive focusing on aspects that relate to the First World War and Women’s History.

This will be followed be a session led by the Curatorial and Learning Teams at HMS Caroline discussing the approach to building and creating an archive of oral history and ephemeral material related to WRNS (Women’s Royal Naval Service) history at HMS Caroline.

Booking for this event is Free by clicking through Eventbrite here.

On a separate yet related note Afloat advises that HMS Caroline which is located nearby to PRONI, is currently closed for hull conservation work at Harland & Wolff and is due to reopen this Spring.

For further details and updates visit the website of HMS Caroline, the recently restored last floating survivor of the 1916 Battle of Jutland.

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  • Comment Link Harold Crowley 25th February 2017 posted by Harold Crowley

    look forward to coming aboard 2017

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