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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 it’s now 1 year old – hooray! For this special instalment we’re revisiting our first ever highlighted folio to pick out another beautiful piece of artwork from the Minton company catalogue’s Art & Design section. Enjoy!
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Repairing Paper

One of the questions I hear most as a book and paper conservator is ‘So… How do you actually repair a piece of paper?’ I thought that with this blog post I would shed some light on this frequently asked question.
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How to Browse the Catalogue

Last year we shared some tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your catalogue searches – we hope they were helpful! This time we’d like to highlight a way to show an individual record’s place in the collection and how you can use this different view to quickly and easily browse the catalogue.
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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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Pugin’s Gems

Having recently received a number of enquiries related to the series of A.W. Pugin designs found in the Archive’s Art & Design folios at SD 1705/MS1807 we’ve now digitised all 27 illustrations attributed to him. Of course, that’s all the reason we need to take a closer look at these artworks and the notes and signatures found upon them…
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The “Ship Beautiful”

106 years ago today the Cunard Steamship Company placed their order for RMS Aquitania, the “Ship Beautiful”. In service from May 1914 she earned her nickname for her luxurious interiors and went on to be one of the most long-lived 20th century liners, finally retiring in 1950. But why mention her here on the blog?
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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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Springback Bindings – the Clue’s in the Name!

Hi everyone, Minton project conservator Jess here! Last time I was on the blog, I introduced myself and the conservation work I’m carrying out this year on some chosen items from The Minton Archive. In that post, I also mentioned springback bindings – and this time, I want to tell you a little more about this incredibly popular bookbinding structure that can be found in abundance in many archives and collections, especially here in the UK.
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