We hope that, ultimately, our online archive will be the first port of call for anyone researching falconry's history. It should allow academic researchers to access a wealth of documents and images about the sport through one portal. One of the major strengths of our archive is that it facilitates searches for information based on country of origin, historical period, species of hawk, type of artefact or a combination of these. Therefore, someone wishing to research seventeenth century Japanese falconry furniture, for instance, will be able to narrow down their search for information. In addition, access to the archive for academic researchers will, in most cases, be free of charge and will greatly reduce the time and travelling research might otherwise involve.
The FHT aims to establish a portal for the world's falconers and other interested parties to access aspects of the sport's rich heritage by linking existing physical archives, including international private and public collections, through the medium of an electronic archive. This archive will feature falconry furniture, works of art, books, correspondence from leading falconers and film and photographic material for the education and interest of falconer and scholar alike. We hope that, whatever your background or interest in our sport, you may find something of value through our archive to deepen your knowledge, understanding and passion for falconry and will help us, through your support, to preserve this precious cultural heritage for future generations.
Falconry Heritage Trust
Phone: within the UK (01267) 233864
and from abroad +44 1267 233864
Fax: within the UK (01267) 233864