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Seeing through the years: The Conservation of Transparent Papers in the Parliamentary Archives Collection Part II

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This blog was written by Zoe Voice, Preventive Conservator. Introduction Welcome back for part two of our series on transparent papers. In the last post, we took a look at what transparent paper is, how it’s made, what examples we …

Seeing through the years: The Conservation of Transparent Papers in the Parliamentary Archives Collection Part I

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This blog article was written by Zoe Voice, Preventive Conservator. Introduction Transparent Papers, particularly those found in archives, are a material that can look quite intimidating to handle due to their often-poor condition and brittleness.[1] However, the plans drawn on …

REITH IN PARLIAMENT

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  Written by Richard Ward, Assistant Archives Officer. You know an illustrious legacy has been truly cemented when it’s referenced for perpetuity in the Oxford English Dictionary. Lord John Reith achieved this distinction with the inclusion of Reithian confirming its …

TRAILBLAZERS

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Abbott, Boateng & Grant – The First Black MPs By the mid-eighties, the UK had a growing diverse population, especially in various big cities. Yet at the time there were no Black or Ethnic Minorities elected representatives in the Palace …