A new home for Glamorgan Record Office
What the new Glamorgan Archives will look like. Image courtesy of GRO.
Next year will see the opening of a brand new Glamorgan Record Office in Cardiff which will include space for conferences, workshops, lectures, school groups as well as a public searchroom and user facilities. There will be a modern paper conservation studio where visitors will be able to see specialists working to repair and conserve irreplaceable documents.
The new 4,500 square metre building will include a storage block containing around 15km of shelving and is being constructed in such a way as to use the structure itself to create stability in terms of temperature and humidity — which will reduce the need for environmentally expensive air conditioning. The change of location will be marked by a change of name to Glamorgan Archives. To manage the move Glamorgan Record Office will be closed to searchers from Christmas 2009 for a period of at least three months, possibly extending to six months, although every effort will be made to ensure access to records for essential users during this time.
19 August 2009