On Monday 1 July, the Linen Hall Library launches Linenopolis, a major, new exhibition celebrating, examining and spotlighting the historic social and industrial linen industry of Belfast and Northern Ireland. The exhibition and associated events and activities are funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund Northern Ireland, Tourism NI and Department for Communities to mark the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. Central to Linenopolis is an exhibition which features many fascinating items from the linen industry loaned from contributors such as the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Coleraine Museum, and Irish linen specialists McBurney and Black. Items of particular interest include the Claimants Names Adjudged Premiums for Growing Flax, 1796, one of a few known copies of this index in existence; a Victorian silk top hat that belonged to linen producer Edward Gribbon; and an installation of vintage linen napkins on display in the Library’s Vertical Gallery.