The National Library launches Particles of the Past – Phase Four of the interactive multimedia exhibition Discover your National Library at 2/3 Kildare St. To celebrate Dublin City of Science 2012, the exhibition will showcase a fascinating selection of science-related gems from our collections.
With topics ranging from 17th century home remedies collected by Robert Boyle to the engineering feat of Ardnacrusha, from a handwritten journal recording Captain Cook’s second voyage to early photography, the exhibition promises to be as eclectic as it is interesting.
Particles of the Past is an interactive exhibition so, in addition to viewing items in their cases, visitors will be able to examine them in greater detail by using innovative ‘Discovery’ touchscreens. Each item will also have an accompanying video where visitors can listen to an expert discuss the item in greater depth.
Finally, visitors can also look forward to the conservation and preservation elements of the exhibition where they can see how science is used here in the NLI to protect individual items in our collections so that they can be enjoyed for generations to come.