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Tue 21 Oct 2014
13:00 - 13:45

Venue: Cambridge University Library, Manuscripts Reading Room

Provided by: Cambridge University Libraries


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Handling Special Collections Material

Tue 21 Oct 2014


Archives and manuscripts are unique, often fragile and irreplaceable. To avoid damage and deterioration, they need to be handled with particular care. This session will offer a practical introduction to handling archives and manuscript material.

Target audience
  • All University members (this includes colleges and departments)
  • UL Readers with an interest in this field
  • Further details regarding Cambridge University Library's eligibility criteria are available

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Tue 21 Oct 2014   13:00 - 13:45 13:00 - 13:45 Cambridge University Library, Manuscripts Reading Room map Dr Suzanne Paul
Topics covered
  • Handling of archives and manuscript material
  • Potential requirements of different repositories
  • To train participants in the appropriate and safe handling of a range of Special Collections material, from medieval codices to photographic albums
  • To give participants hands-on experience of a variety of bookrests, weights and other reading aids

Demonstrations and practical handling

  • To enter the University Library you must have either a current University of Cambridge ID card or a current Reader's Ticket. For more information and to apply for a Reader's Ticket, please see the Adminssions webpages.

One session of forty-five minutes

Related courses
Special Collections

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