Art in the Library: The open book

26 January 2019 10.30am 5.00pm


Blackwell Hall, Weston Library (Map)


Education |


Inspired by the painted panels of Duke Humfrey’'s Library ceiling, Tania Kovats has created a new artwork at the threshold of the Weston Library. This interactive day of workshops and behind-the-scenes tours celebrates the contemporary and historical role of art within the Bodleian with book artists, printing, zine-making and more.

  • Free 90-minute 'Art in the Library' guided tours will start at 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm, and 2pm. Sign up for tours is first-come, first-served on the day, with 13 places per tour. Tours are designed for adults, but are also open to children aged 11 and over.
  • 3.45pm: Members of the Conservation and Collection Care team will be showing a selection of artists’ books from the Bodleian's collections in the Lecture Theatre.
  • 11am-4pm: Print a keepsake based on Duke Humfrey’s ceiling on the hand-press in Blackwell Hall.
  • Draw, collage, and write to add a page to our collaborative zine (11am-2pm) and help us assemble and print it (2pm-4pm.)

The Space of Reading at the Weston Library has been generously supported by:

Artfund and Henry Moore Foundation 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
Back to top