Category Archives: Media articles of interest

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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Interesting Guardian article regarding archive research

I’ve just come across this recent Guardian article which highlights the astonishing variability of costs for UK researchers who want to photograph documents within archives:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/higher-education-network/blog/2013/may/23/history-research-costs-archive-fees While some of the fees quoted may sound unreasonable, it’s true that we must … Continue reading

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Conservation of a marriage document by the Library of Congress

I’ve just come across this really good article by the Library of Congress, which describes the conservation treatment of a marriage document. It describes really well some of the thought processes that must be applied to even the most simple … Continue reading

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What do the Queen, goats and local elections have in common?

Well apparently, the Queen’s annual speech delivered today which sets out the priorities for Parliament for the coming year is traditionally written on goat skin parchment. However, due to cutbacks, the speech is now written on goatskin parchment paper. Paper … 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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