Thinking inside the box

19 January 2019 17 February 2019


Blackwell Hall, Weston Library (Map)


Weston Library Information desk | 01865 277094


A display of boxes, bags, and satchels used for carrying books at different times and places – inspired by the Bodleian's recent acquisition of a book-coffer from fifteenth century medieval Paris.

A 3D model and photos of the coffer are available to view on the University of Oxford’s Cabinet website, which uses digitization to make museum collections more accessible for teaching and research. View the coffer at

In addition, Cabinet also includes a 3D model and photos of a deed box, which features in the Thinking inside the Box display. View the deed box at

Opening times:
Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 11am-5pm


Free admission 

This event is listed under: Displays; Free events
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