New exhibition tells story of Abbey Theatre – RTÉ News

An exhibition highlighting the development of the Abbey Theatre over 110 years has opened today.

The display at NUI Galway is part of an ongoing process to digitise the institution’s archive of more than one million items in the coming years.

Everything from scripts and prompt notes to set designs and press clippings are being catalogued and made accessible on a new database.

Work on digitising the material began in 2012 and will not be completed until 2016.

The Performing Ireland exhibition at NUI Galway’s James Hardiman Library uses the latest technology to give visitors an insight into the way in which the Abbey has evolved since its foundation in 1904.

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