It’s always interesting and often surprising to find out how our records are being used. Hilda Maclean, a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland, has crossed the world to look at registered designs held at The National Archives. This forms part of her research into coffin furniture (plaques, handles and other decorative items used on coffins) recovered from North Brisbane Burial Grounds. A huge sports stadium was built on the site, meaning that sections of it have had to be excavated and examined by archaeologists. Hilda has managed to match material found at the site with drawings submitted as part of the process of registering the designs for copyright, which are now kept at The National Archives.