Islington Museum’s paperwork is crucial in helping us understand what our objects are, where they are from and why they are interesting.
An old brick is just a brick…until you have a piece of paper that shows it is an original tile from Sadlers Wells ‘Musick House’ in the 1680’s where people would come to take the waters, which cured dropsy, jaundice and scurvy. Come and visit us to discover the tiles and other intriguing objects from Islington’s past.
We have been working hard to look at our historic paperwork and bring it up to modern standards. In Sifting the Paperwork the people behind the work will give an insight into what we’re doing and will share the interesting snippets we find along the way.
Roz Currie, Curator