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VIDEO: Conserving Historic Leather & Paper

Do you have old leather, parchment or paper items – including photographs and photographic negatives – in care? If you do, this little video may give you some idea – or reinforce existing knowledge – of the climatic factors to consider in conserving them.

HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY AT MONA

The Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) draws its name from the old Mona sugar estate on which it is set. Mona was the last sugar estate in the parish of St Andrew to go out of production, taking off its last crop in 1908. It is a history that has left many trails, only some of which we have fully explored.

UWI&The1960s: THE CLR JAMES MOMENT!

CLR James has been the focus of our latest UWI and the 1960s occasional series – in which the University of the West Indies Museum and the UWI Mona’s Department of History & Archaeology explore the university’s connections with regional and international philosophies and icons during that dynamic decade.

VIDEO: EXTENDING EXHIBITION SPACES. Looking at similarities and possibilities!

So you may remember that I was On the Road for a few weeks in late 2016, following-up on research, networking and gathering ideas. One great contact was Pamela Forde, Archivist at the Royal College of Physicians in London, UK, who agreed to be videotaped talking about their collection, conservation, collaboration with museum colleagues, and exhibitions within their multi-use space.
So it’s this last point that’s in focus today.
Why?

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