Thinking inside the box - activity day

2 February 2019 11.00am 4.00pm


Blackwell Hall, Weston Library (Map)


Education |


Precious books need protection, particularly in transit, so intricate - or robustly practical - boxes were created to carry books across cultures. This activity day showcases a mysterious medieval box recently purchased by the Bodleian with the support of the Art Fund.

Meet expert curators and find out more about some of the unusual boxes, satchels, and wrappings that cocoon the Bodleian's books. Explore the cutting-edge technology behind creating modern boxes for library and museum objects, watch an artist demonstrate the technique of traditional wood engraving, and create your own miniature matchbox book.

Accompanies the display in Blackwell Hall, Weston Library.

The gothic coffer was acquired with the support of the Art Fund.

Artfund Logo

Logo for the Helen Hamlyn Trust

The Bodleian Libraries Education Programme is generously supported by the Helen Hamlyn Trust. 


Free admission; drop in.  


This event is listed under: Workshops; Free events
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