Uncovering History and Heritage in the MCS Hidden Attic

What were in the CONVENT attic of the Maryknoll CONVENT School?

During a structural inspection of the Convent located at Boundary Street in 2020, the MCS Foundation uncovered a hidden attic with a range of historical materials. The discovery of over 400 scrolls of paper embroidery patterns, haberdashery, over 3,000 purchase orders and different assortments of houseware reveals the unique and long-forgotten history of the embroidery and sewing workshop set up by the Maryknoll Sisters in the Convent.

Students from the secondary section photography club and audio video team made meaningful use of their summer holidays to help record the conservation process. Enjoy this video to see how the artefacts were discovered and handled!

An exhibition will be held this summer to showcase the artefacts that we have unearthed. Stay tuned for more details!