Museums & Archive

Museums & Archive Content

Collections of diverse objects such as books, coins, vintage cars, boats and farm machinery provide a link with our past. The preservation of such collections is an important part our Museums and Archive work.

Previously Grant-Aided Projects

Foynes Flying Boat Museum Archive
Foynes Flying Boat Museum holds a very important maritime collection detailing the history of the Shannon Estuary and Foynes Port. In 2012 the Museum focused on interpreting, cataloguing and preserving the maritime collection to international archival standard.

Waterford Museum of Treasures: Harp Conservation
This harp belonged to William Vincent Wallace, one of Ireland's best-known and best-loved operatic composers. The harp, made in Dublin in the 1820s has been conserved by Letterfrack Conservation to playing standard. It will go on display in Waterford Museum of Treasures in a 19th century room dedicated to music.

Butler Gallery: Framing Conservation
Before this conservation work was undertaken, these paintings and works on paper were not being displayed in the gallery and remained in storage. This grant enabled the gallery to employ a framing conservator to bring these beloved works back into the public realm.