Happy Valentine’s Day!

“Oh no!” you’re thinking, “Even the Minton Archive has been sucked into the cynical commercialised celebration of romance that is Valentine’s Day”. Well… not quite!
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Folio Friday – February

Folio Friday is an opportunity for us to share some of the amazing artwork found within The Minton Archive’s folios with you, and the series is now three years old! As has become tradition we’re once again returning to our very first highlighted folio to to pick out another artwork – or two – with which to celebrate this little milestone…
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Magnificent Majolica: Kirkby’s Mantegna

“Magnificent Majolica” is a bimonthly series where we focus on the opulence and exuberance of the Archive’s majolica designs. Every other month we’ll highlight one or more artworks from our special Art & Design folio as detailed images, galleries, or interactive comparisons. If you’d like to find out more about majolica and why it is synonymous with Minton you can do so through our In Depth introduction to the series.
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Pairing Up, Part 8 – Magnificent Majolica

We’ve been back in the Art & Design folios as of late (these artworks won’t digitise themselves after all!) and, as is so often the case with the Minton Archive, it wasn’t long before we started to spot some familiar-looking designs. Time, then, to use this latest collection of connections to update our Pairing Up series once again… Continue reading…

Folio Friday – January

Folio Friday is an opportunity for us to share some of the amazing artwork found within The Minton Archive’s folios with you. On the first Friday of every month we pick out a special piece of artwork from the Minton company catalogue’s Art & Design section and highlight it here on the blog. Enjoy!
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Catalogue Update: The Book Reader Tab

Our latest update is all about making our fully digitised records easier to find and use. In the catalogue’s record view you’ll now see a “Book Reader” tab whenever a browsable document is present – no more scrolling required!

We’ve also created a new themed search called Page by Page which brings all of these special records together. We’re hoping our latest addition to that list will be a rather useful one too – we’ve mentioned the 1871 Art Catalogue many times on the blog and now you can browse it, page by page (see what we did there?), online.

When you search the catalogue you might also see “Page-by-page” listed as a subject under the “Narrow Your Search” sidebar – whenever it appears you can use it to filter your results down to fully digitised records only.

Folio Friday – December

Folio Friday is an opportunity for us to share some of the amazing artwork found within The Minton Archive’s folios with you. On the first Friday of every month we pick out a special piece of artwork from the Minton company catalogue’s Art & Design section and highlight it here on the blog. Enjoy!
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The Diary of Miss Louisa Jessie Campbell

Our tweets from Louisa are sadly drawing to a close as the remaining extracts getting a lot more sporadic from here on in. But what about Mr. Cotton? And what if you have no idea who he is or what we’re talking about?!
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