Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A little archive song




Courtesy of Derangement and Description. Unfortunately I can't load it any bigger (??) but do click through and read it. Especially if you love archives. And finding aids.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I'm back + Bodleian family printing workshops


It's been some time since my last post...we've been in Portland, and finishing projects for work, and now packing to move...

Anyway, while I work on some proper posts and get ready to share some photos, I thought I'd throw this out there:

The Bodleian is running Family Printing Workshops, with instruction provided by our very own maestro Paul Nash (he of the Strawberry Press). I wish I had a child I could steal/borrow/coerce into joining me - anyone have one they want to lend? I'm so excited about introducing kids to letterpress...

Anyhow, details:

Times: 2 – 4pm
Dates: Saturdays 18 September, 9 October, 23 October, 6 November, 20 November, 4 December and 18 December

This exciting two-hour workshop is led by Dr Paul Nash, a specialist in historic printing presses at the Bodleian Library. Paul will give a short talk on the history of printing, after which participants will set and print their own names in type. Some of the historic printing presses owned by the Library will be used during the workshop. The workshop is suitable for adults and children aged eight and over. Adults must be accompanied by a child and vice versa. Advance booking is recommended, as places are limited. The cost is £13 per person.

For tickets, please contact the Historic Venues Team by calling (01865) 277224 or emailing tours@bodleian.ox.ac.uk. More information will be (but is not yet) available on the Bodleian's website.

Photo from kvanhorn on Flickr