Monthly Archives: April 2013

Tynemouth Antiquarian and Second Hand Book Fair

Polly Bird, a local bookbinder, and I had a great day yesterday sharing our stall at Tynemouth station for the Antiquarian and Second Hand book fair. Meeting lots of current and previous clients as well as catching up with the … Continue reading

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Latest Newsletter- now available

The latest newsletter from Zoe Finlay Paper Conservation is now available either by clicking the below link or by accessing via my ‘Newsletter’ page, where archived issues can be found; Newsletter – April 2013 This seventh issue focuses on illuminated manuscripts … Continue reading

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Libraries through the Ages

“Libraries are the means by which the present learns from the past, and leaves its own intellectual legacy to the future. We are the heirs of five thousand years of learning…” Libraries through the Ages, Fred Lerner, (1999) Continuum Publishing … Continue reading

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Lindisfarne Gospels; a brief introduction

For those reading this blog who are based in the North East and planning to visit the Lindisfarne Gospels in Durham shortly, you may be interested in this British Library brief explanation of the illuminated manuscript which I’ve just found … Continue reading

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8th Hexham Book Festival; on now!

Wow, what a great line up for the 8th Hexham Book Festival, I’m really impressed. It kicked off on Wednesday 27th March and ends with Dan Snow on Friday 21st June, (*blush*)! Alistair Moffat, Andy Kershaw, Lionel Shriver, Michal Frayn, … Continue reading

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Latest Newsletter…almost there!

My latest newsletter is almost ready and will be available on the ‘Newsletter’ page of this site on Friday 26th April. If you would like to subscribe to the mailing list, please email me at Thank you

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Exhibition; Society of Antiquaries, Newcastle, Great North Museum

If you haven’t yet visited the ‘Tales of Antiquarian Adventure, 1813-2013’  exhibition at the Great North Museum, Newcastle, you still have a few weeks to go before it closes on the 30th April.  This is a really good exhibition, beautifully … Continue reading

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Preservation of papermaking traditions

I recently came across this article,, which reports on an award given for the preservation of intangible heritage in China. Intangible heritage includes traditions which are passed from generation to generation, such as a skill, songs, rituals or storytelling. In this article, the … Continue reading

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