|Pant-yr-Ynn Mill, Bethania, NPRN:-28620|
With the help of volunteers, the collection has been catalogued, and high-quality scanning will ensure that superb digital images will be available online through Coflein (the Royal Commission’s online database), and both the Ironbridge and People’s Collection Wales websites. In addition, exhibitions, public talks and an authoritative publication are planned for 2012 to further publicise the collection.
|Oakeley slate mine and quarry, Blaenau Ffestiniog, NPRN:- 404307|
|Falcon Hildred at his drawing board.|
Commenting on the award, Peter Wakelin, Secretary of the Royal Commission, said “The acquisition of this collection represents a lifetime’s recording work being safeguarded for the future. Falcon Hildred gives us inspiring new ways of looking at historic buildings and landscapes that readily engage everyone from small children to architects and heritage experts. It is great news that this fantastic resource will be now available to all in perpetuity”.
Explaining the importance of the HLF support, Steve Miller, CEO of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust said “We are immensely grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund for their support in acquiring this amazing collection. We are looking forward to working with the Royal Commission to ensure that as many people as possible can enjoy the work of a brilliant and unique artist whose documenting of the industrial age is truly breath-taking”.
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