Category Archives: Media articles of interest

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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A very happy new year to all

A happy new year to all; I hope that you have had plenty of time to relax and recharge your batteries amidst the usual rush and mayhem of Christmas! I had a great time relaxing with family and friends as well … Continue reading

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Happy Festivities!

I would like to wish everyone a very happy festive season and a fantastic 2013! With very best wishes, Zoe

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Patrick Moore’s Letter

With the recent and very sad passing of the astronomer, Sir Patrick Moore, I have read several articles which highlighted the many letters Patrick used to send to astronomy enthusiasts of all ages and abilities, bashing out his considered and … Continue reading

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(Un)covered Histories

You just never know what you may find. This can sometimes be true of family documents which undergo conservation. Today in the studio I removed a modern, browned and acidic backing board from a wedding certificate dated 1863. In contrast … Continue reading

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October Newsletter

My latest newsletter – the last one for 2012 – is now available on the page, ‘Newsletters’ or by clicking this link:  October 2012 Newsletter – Zoe Finlay Paper Conservation I hope you enjoy it and find the article on … Continue reading

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Jack Kerouac’s ‘On the Road’ – fascinating video of the scroll

Here is a fascinating video of Jack Kerouac’s continuous manuscript scroll for ‘On The Road’ being given a very rare unrolling by its conservator, Jim Carey. Jack Kerouac’s scroll rolls into London The 120-feet long scroll was pieced together by Kerouac so … Continue reading

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