|Description||Northampton U3A's Leathercraft Activity Group became volunteers on the National Leather Collection's project to help sort and catalogue 800-plus boxes of leather related objects, including fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls and leather under garments.|
|Type||U3A-led research (SLP)|
|Organization/partner||National Leather Collection|
|Source of reference||Sources 63, February 2018|
|Output||The information will be digitised to make it available as a national project.|
Several different study groups were involved - microscope users group, photography group and local history group.NLC would like to hear from other areas - did your town have a tannery, saddlery, book bindery etc? Genealogy groups, could you research people influential in the leather industry? NLC also holds the V&A's furs and leather collection, as well as a collection relating to the sporting use of leather.