Birmingham Heritage Week – A Retrospective

Reblogging The Iron Room’s blog which includes coverage of our launch event yesterday in the Wolfson Centre at Library of Birmingham. The archives staff did an amazing job especially considering the turn round from the other Birmingham Heritage Week event they’d hosted on Saturday. I used to work there as an Archives Assistant so know just how much hard work goes on behind the scenes – and their team is half the size it used to me so much credit to them.
Liz Palmer

The Iron Room

The Wolfson Centre returned to normal this morning after hosting not one but TWO pop-up exhibitions in the last three days!

Shakespeare First Folio - on display in the Wolfson Centre on Saturday (under strict supervision by our Conservator!) Shakespeare First Folio – on display in the Wolfson Centre on Saturday (under strict supervision by our Conservator!)

Saturday was another success for our re-run of the Shakespeare: Infinite Varieties exhibition, which included some fabulous items that were previously on show in the gallery as part of Our Shakespeare. Also on display was the First Folio, giving visitors the chance to get up close (but not touch!) this fantastic volume. Believe it or not, the book that drew even more attention was this one:

German Shakespeareans [132093] German Shakespeareans
[132093] It was given to the Library by  Professor Frederik Augustus Leo in 1878 who had clearly appreciated the help he had received when studying!

Last night was the launch of the Children at War project by the Friends of Archives & Heritage.

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