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KIDS: The pigeons who are war heros

Homing pigeons have been great message carriers in times of war, finding their way back to their lofts with messages clipped to their legs, or even secretly coded in their feathers, and in an exhibition called… 285 more words

New book klaxon: A Library Miscellany

Hot on the heels of my bookworm’s treasury The Book Lovers’ Miscellany, I am delighted to announce my next book A Library Miscellany! And look at the beautiful cover: 179 more words

Books

Installing ‘Imagining the Divine’ #10: 16th October

The final installment of Jaś Elsner and Stefanie Lenk’s blog posts from behind the scenes during the installation of the Ashmolean Museum’s exhibition Imagining the Divine: Art and the Rise of World Religions… 261 more words

Putting the scroll together

Before I’d done a stitch on this project, I did the finials for the scroll. They are ABC in silver with amethysts, plus a rock crystal twiddly bit I had lying around that sort of reminded me of a cross between a unicorn horn and one of those pointy things medeival types used for reading. 365 more words

Silk

Installing 'Imagining the Divine' #8: 12th October

Jaś Elsner and Stefanie Lenk are blogging from behind the scenes during the installation of the Ashmolean Museum’s exhibition Imagining the Divine: Art and the Rise of World Religions… 183 more words

Ramblings on equality

I had some time to spare in Oxford last week and visited the Treasury in the Weston Library again (see my post entitled ‘The Red Crane… 359 more words

Engineering Soapbox

Z

is for zodiac man.

Daniel explained that whenever they have any kind of exhibit at the Bodleian, even if it happens to be on volcanoes, they always manage to include a zodiac man. 110 more words

Embroidery