Curators on Camera: A 2,000-year-old homework book
Curator Peter Toth shows us one school-child’s valiant efforts at handwriting in ancient Greek. Do you remember having to copy out lines of letters at school? Find out more about this 2,000-year-old homework book on our History of Writing website.
This wax tablet is on display in our Writing: Making Your Mark exhibition which explores the evolution of writing from hieroglyphs to emojis.
Curator Emma Harrison demonstrates a typewriter designed for the Chinese script. - video
Curator Michael Erdman explains how people would write in different ways for different purposes and this was a part of their everyday lives. - video
Curator Adrian Edwards shares the Flemish link behind William Caxton's first printing of The Canterbury Tales and why this book is so significant in the history of writing. - video