Lloyd’s Register (LR) is a global engineering, technical and business services organisation wholly owned by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a UK charity dedicated to research and education in science and engineering. Founded in 1760 as a marine classification society, LR now operates across many industry sectors, with over 9,000 employees based in 78 countries. Throughout our history we have had a long-standing reputation for integrity, impartiality and technical excellence.
The archives looked after by the Heritage and Education Centre hold a plethora of documents, most of which are currently on loan to the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. For some time the Heritage and Education Centre has been keen to digitise some of its collections so that they can be more widely accessed by the public. The collection is used to inform the public, as well as researchers on a number of topics, including trade, economics, naval histories, engineering, shipping, ship development and design, safety at sea, risk assessment and understanding, as well as personal histories. The intention is that digitisation will increase and promote access whilst assessing conservation and ensuring digital preservation for the future.
Currently the project is being undertaken by Project Manager Charlotte Willett, with a cataloguing team of Eloisa Rodrigues, Sarah Parsons and Miles Deverson and a project conservator, Nicole Monjeau.
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