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Washing badly degraded silk flags from the India Office collections

27 May 2016

Royal East India Volunteer Colours - PDP/F.1068 and PDP/F.1068 The fragmentary silk was sandwiched between Reemay® 19gsm for support and filtration purposes during wet cleaning. The Reemay® was kept in place during drying which encouraged the flags to dry perfectly...

Ofuda: in with the good, out with the bad (Part 1)

27 May 2016

In a previous blog post, ‘Till death us ...

Utopia 500

27 May 2016

At the start of Thomas More’s Utopia the narrator describes a fictional meeting with a stranger in Antwerp. The man is sunburned, his beard is untrimmed, his cloak hangs carelessly from his shoulder. He appears to be a sea-captain. Later,...

Be business savvy like Shakespeare

26 May 2016

Poet, playwright, producer; what we know of Shakespeare’s life proves one thing – it’s possible to be creative and commercial.

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