Posted on 01/13/2022 at 07:28 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Many of us have dreamed of visiting Trinity College Dublin's breathtaking library.
We'll have to put those plans on hold, though — temporarily.
The Guardian reports that a massive restoration project in the works is expected to take five years.
First, 750,000 volumes and ancient manuscripts — including the famous Book of Kells — will need to be carefully moved so they can be cleaned and preserved.
Then, once the building is empty, a three-year renovation can kick off.
If five years seems daunting, consider that a project to catalogue the collection just wrapped up recently ... after forty years of work.
Librarian and archivist Helen Shenton shares more details of what to expect from the £75 million ($102.9 million ) renovation of Trinity College Dublin's library with the Guardian.
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