Preserving the Reading Prison Archive


  • Berkshire Record Office

Project summary

Berkshire Record Office holds the archives of Reading Prison, the subject of Oscar Wilde’s Ballad of Reading Gaol. The project is focusing on conserving fragile and damaged items that are currently unusable. This will make all items in the collection equally accessible and enable researchers to explore health and wellbeing within a custodial environment that is also a landmark in English literature.