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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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Conquistador letter found in Naples archive

This is an interesting article I’ve just come across. What an amazing find and one which will add so much to our knowledge of the history of South and Central America: http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Conquistador-letter-found/29424 It’s always surprising what can turn up in … Continue reading

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Beowulf…the Anglo Saxon poem, brought to life

I’ve recently booked a short holiday to West Stow Anglo-Saxon village  in Suffolk where I’m looking forward to watching a re-enactment of the magnificent mediaeval poem, ‘Beowulf’. Beowulf, written by several anonymous scribes between the 8th and the early 11th … Continue reading

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Temporary Studio Closure

The studio will be closed for a short while from Thursday 30th May, re-opening on Wednesday 05th June. Thank you.

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