Monthly Archives: January 2013

Reuters; Not reading from the same page…

Quite how Reuters can one day confidently report that Timbuktu libraries have been torched, ( http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/01/28/uk-mali-rebels-idUKBRE90P0A120130128and) and then two days later report that they haven’t been torched and the majority of manuscripts are in fact safe is a little baffling. … Continue reading

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Timbuktu’s Missing Manuscripts

If, like me, you have found it heartbreaking to hear the news of the supposed destruction of Timbuktu’s ancient manuscripts, (or MSS), then you may be interested to read the below two articles which give a slightly different, and perhaps more … Continue reading

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January Newsletter

The first newsletter of 2013 is now available! Please click on the following link:January 2013 Newsletter This issue includes an article prompted by ‘National Writing Day’ in the US, as well as a brief overview of the eye-opening variety of materials … Continue reading

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Put the kettle on and settle down

What with all this snow we’re having, you may be foregoing your keep fit class, countryside walks or just looking for an excuse to not leave the house! So here are two very good excuses.. If you didn’t see them … Continue reading

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January Newsletter – available soon!

The January newsletter will be available this Friday. Check back to this blog on Friday morning for a link or keep an eye on my ‘Newsletter’ page on this site. If you’d like to be added to the email circulation … Continue reading

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Don’t forget the birds!

It may seem a little out-of-place here on a paper conservation blog but this is conservation – just of a different kind. Please remember to feed our birds during all this cold and snowy weather. This is a very difficult … Continue reading

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‘Paper, An Elegy’ by Ian Sansom

There is a very nice book available which I would recommend to anyone interested in paper, its diversity and fascinating history, (honest)! ‘Paper: An Elegy’ by Ian Sansom, (2012) provides a very comprehensive overview of the subject with a wealth of interesting facts. … Continue reading

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