Virtual explorers: access to rare artefacts at National Library

Irish Times – “The exhibition features a range of rare items from the library‚Äôs collection of documents, letters, maps and art, many of which were deemed too valuable, light or air sensitive to be placed in regular display cases. To overcome the problem, the National Library teamed up with Microsoft which has developed an interactive touch sensitive screen allowing the public to magnify and examine artefacts dating from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.”

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