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Friends of the Laing talk

It was a full house at yesterday’s talk, ‘An Introduction to Paper Conservation’ which I presented to 70 Friends of the Laing members at the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle. Thank you to everyone who came to hear me and for all your very positive … Continue reading

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Mind the Gap…

A recent trip to London wouldn’t have felt complete without popping into the immense British Museum, a highlight of which for me is the Reading Room. Although unfortunately it’s currently closed, it’s well worth a visit should you get the … Continue reading

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Hexham Book Festival 2015

Don’t forget that the tenth excellent Hexham Book Festival will soon be upon us from 20th April until the 04th May. If you haven’t had a look through the programme yet, I recommend doing so soon in order to secure any tickets before they’re sold … Continue reading

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Revealing Lost Content

I am frequently asked whether faded text on documents can be enhanced. Unfortunately, there is very little that can be done to reverse the damage, however, a website has recently come to my attention which may be of use. retroReveal is a service … Continue reading

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Birmingham’s New Library

Wow, Birmingham’s new city library is pretty impressive; http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2013/aug/29/birmingham-library-francine-houben-pictures#/?picture=416013925&index=0 Whether you like the architecture or not, it’s great to see a new library being opened despite the economic struggles and more to the point, it must surely be in response to … Continue reading

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Who says work has to be boring…?

Received in the same week last month: a signed, limited edition Banksy print; a painting by ‘Eagle’ comic illustrator;  a 17th century map of Northern England;  Japanese paintings and a 17th century Irish text. I love this job for its … Continue reading

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Strawberry Fields Forever…literally

Here is a classic example of an ephemeral item which has now become a priceless national heritage. The recent donation of John Lennon’s handwritten lyrics to three songs, including ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ , will surely be ranked as some of the … Continue reading

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