Thursday, June 9, 2011

What's new in iMuseum




Hacker record player once belonging to
Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees. © Manx National Heritage

A new digital museum now open, giving you unprecedented access to Manx National Heritage Collections. In future, iMuseum will be available online with a simple subscription for newspapers. The museum brings togther a selection of archives, library and museum collections into one digital resource, and the collection will significantly grow over the coming months and years as more of our records are digitised.
• Customs & Superstitions
• Farming
• Medicine
• Music
• Politics
• The Sea
• Traditional Crafts
• Vikings
Learn about the Viking sword found near Tynwald Hill, the portrait of Cornelius Smelt, Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man and the Hacker record player once belonging to Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees!

Click here to read more: http://tinyurl.com/6kwd3h3

A page from the Isle of Man Examiner, 21 June 1957
Listen to Manx Gaelic speaker John Kneen talking in 1952.
 

We’ve also added over 1,000 photographs of people from the mid 19th- 20th century for those with surnames beginning with the letter ‘D’ and ‘K’. Explore People could reveal where your ancestors worked, lived and played, from Dabreck or Dyson and Kaighan to Knox. Search by photograph and discover hundreds of fascinating images of people from the past.



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