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  1. A Restoration Ash Wednesday

    Most of us probably harbour an impression that with the accession of Charles II the age of the Puritan was over for good or ill. Theatres re-opened, Christmas was brought...

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  2. Another One Bites The Dust

    Next in our Conservation series, we will be exploring the damage caused to books and collections by dust. Dust may be something you would expect to find in old libraries,...

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  3. Speedway Superstars

    The last year has seen us rely on digitised resources more than ever before, and we continue to work on increasing the content of our online catalogue to meet the...

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  4. Good As Mould !

    Following on from previous blog posts, we have decided to introduce a more detailed series on the conservation work carried out in historic libraries. This series will focus on the...

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  5. A Tale of Two Statues

    In our Library newsletters recently we’ve been taking a look at items from the series of 101 Treasures in our collections, and today’s blog post, taking the minute book of...

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  6. Blindingly good news

    Some of you will remember the recent blog post covering conservation and how we care for the books and library space. In this post we will be discussing our recent...

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  7. Caring for our Books

    Conservation practices at Chetham’s Library It is no secret that Chetham’s library has a significantly important scholarly collection. There are over 120,000 printed items, over half of these were published...

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  8. A Small World?

    In mid-March 2020 we were planning to exhibit some of Chetham’s Library’s early atlases, to provide an insight into how knowledge of the world was expanding in the late 16th...

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