Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland

VRTI Key Partners Congratulate PRONI on Centenary

Pictured on the staircase in the Provost’s House, Trinity College Dublin, Peter Crooks, Academic Director of the Virtual Treasury, presenting the Ellis Prize to David Huddleston, Acting Director of PRONI, together with VRTI Key Partners.

The VRTI Key Partners Advisory Panel met on 24 Jan 2024 in the handsome surroundings of the Provost’s House, Trinity College Dublin. On the agenda were enhancements to the database and website, and the operation of the VRTI’s long-term sustainability plans.

In the meeting, the members of the VRTI Key Partners Advisory Panel congratulated PRONI on its centenary. The Roger Ellis Prize, awarded by the Archive & Records Association to the VRTI’s archival partnership, was formally handed over to David Huddleston, Acting Director of PRONI.

Professor Declan O’Sullivan (Science Foundation Ireland’s ADAPT Centre and Trinity School of Computer Science and Statistics) discussing the VRTI’s next generation research into Linked Open Data for the Cultural Heritage sector.

The Ellis Prize has so far spent time in both Dublin at the National Archives of Ireland and in London at The National Archives UK and will remain in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter for the remainder of the PRONI100 celebrations, which began last April.

VRTI Key Partners
Mary Daly Former President, Emeritus Professor of Modern Irish History, Expert Advisory Group on Centenary Commemorations Royal Irish Academy, University College Dublin
Conor Falvey Assistant Secretary Culture Division Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media
Philip Hamell Retired Assistant Secretary Department of the Taoiseach
David Huddleston Acting Director, Core Partner Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
Lorna Hughes Chair of Digital Humanities School of Information Studies, University of Glasgow
Jeff James CEO/Keeper, Core Partner The National Archives UK
Neil Johnston Head of Early Modern Records, VRTI Co-Investigator on INSPIRE The National Archives UK
Eoin Kinsella Managing Editor Dictionary of Irish Biography
Orlaith McBride Director, Core Partner National Archives of Ireland
John McCafferty Chair, Core Partner Irish Manuscripts Commission
Barbara McCormack Librarian Royal Irish Academy
Lorraine McLoughlin Chair Local Government Archivists and Records Managers Group
Ellen Murphy Archives Manager Tailte Éireann, Registry of Deeds
Thomas O’Connor Professor of History, Director of Arts & Humanities Institute Maynooth University
Zoë Reid Keeper of Public Services and Collections National Archives of Ireland
Helen Shenton The Librarian, Core Partner Trinity College Dublin Library
Image of the Ellis Prize

The Ellis Prize

Tuesday, 13 February 2024, 11:00 AM

Jean-Philippe SanGiovanni