New Exhibition and New Colleague

Image credit: Ian Maginess

The Library’s current temporary exhibition, Who Knows where the Time Goes, highlights the history of calendars. The exhibition which has been researched and compiled by the Library’s Archivist, Thirza Mulder, looks at a range of historic and current calendars held in the Library’s collection.  They include prehistoric, Egyptian, Chinese and Roman calendars, as well as those for Muslim and Hebrew religious events and observances.

The exhibition will run until the end of December.  It is on display in the Library’s  Long Room  during normal opening hours, Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 4.00pm.  For further information, please contact the Library staff by telephoning 028 37523142 or e-mailing:

Launching the exhibition was the newest member of the Library’s team, Education and Outreach Officer, Ursula Monaghan. This post has been made possible by ‘Steps to Sustainability’, which is a National Lottery Heritage Fund programme, delivered by the Social Enterprise Academy.

Speaking at the launch, Ursula said,

It is a great honour to have been invited to join the team at Armagh Robinson Library and No 5 Vicars’ Hill, and to accept the invitation by the Keeper of the Library, the Very Revd Shane Forster, to launch this exhibition. It is particularly significant at this time on the commencement of this new role as Education and Outreach Officer for the Library.

Throughout history, our ancestors measured time through awareness of the seasons, which was essential for survival, for example, knowing when to sow seeds and when to harvest them, and I look forward, within my role, to contributing to the hard work and commitment of the Governors and Guardians, Staff and Volunteers of Armagh Robinson Library, and hopefully helping to plant and harvest new seeds toward its continued evolvement.