Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

iMuseum makes historic Manx publications available

Manx Shearwaters
Image caption Reports of wildlife activity on the Calf of Man are now online

People can now explore three further historical publications at the Isle of Man's iMuseum, Manx National Heritage have announced.

Calf of Man Bird Observatory Reports, The Journal of the Manx Museum and Manx Museum & National Trust Reports have all gone online.

A spokesman for Manx National Heritage said it was "treasure trove" of Manx history.

The iMuseum is housed in a purpose-built community building in Douglas.

It is free to use although there are some charges made for extensive research and people living off-island can also subscribe.

The project, which has cost more than £2m, has received funding from the government, the Charitable Fund of the Manx Museum and National Trust and the Friends of Manx National Heritage.

'Treasure house'

More than 150 years of Isle of Man newspaper reports and almost 800 artworks from the island's National art collection are also available to view including works by Manx born Liberty Designer Archibald Knox.

The Calf of Man Bird Observatory Reports from 1960 to 2006 provide an end of year summary of bird activity on the Calf, including migration, breeding birds, bird ringing and a systematic list of the number of visiting birds.

Lynsey Clague of Manx National Heritage, said: "The report is an impressive record of over four decades of bird recording and conservation management."

The Journal of the Manx Museum, from 1924 to 1980, is described as a "treasure house of scholarly articles on the collections, history and culture of the Isle of Man".

The Manx Museum & National Trust Reports detail the history of the Manx Museum and heritage protection on the Isle of Man from 1905 to the present day.

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