Last week, we were visited by Oriel Prizeman who is a RIBA accredited specialist conservation architect from Cardiff University with a doctorate from the University of Cambridge in the environmental history of architecture. Oriel also has a keen academic interest in Carnegie libraries and is leading an international project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council looking into how these buildings are being re-imagined for future use across Britain and America. Oriel had previously carried out some 3D laser surveys of The Old Library and it was great to have her back on site to hear about her work; she’s currently travelling around photographing all the Carnegie libraries in the UK, over 600 of them! She’s offered to help us link into a network of organisations who are transforming Carnegie libraries to help local communities so we’re looking forward hopefully to visiting some other sites in the future. Take a look at some of the photos Oriel took for us.