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Weston Library

Weston Library is a library in Oxford, part of the Bodleian, it is just beside the Sheldonian Theatre and the Science Museum, a couple of minutes from the Bodleian. They have special exhibitions for a few months, that are free for the public. So I love stopping by and seeing them. At the moment there are two exhibitions and I shared the highlights. Firstly it was Sensational Books, and secondly, Tutankhamun: Excavating the Archive.

Weston Library, Oxford

At the moment there are two exhibitions and I shared the highlights. Firstly it was Sensational Books, and secondly, Tutankhamun: Excavating the Archive.

Books of Charles I

These were book owned by Charles I, for when he was travelling around the country. The Sensational Books exhibitions is open until 4 December.

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what do you like to read

What do you like to read? I am team-paper.

exhibition

tear out sins book

This is another fun highlight. It’s a tear out sins book. Before going to the priest, the sinner would see where his sin is in the book, tear up the explanation for the priest, to save time probably. Since it still has pages it must have been owned by a very pious man or one who was not particularly bothered to attend church.

display

display in the Egyptian exhibition

This is from the second exhibition, Tutankhamun: Excavating the Archive, which is on until 5 February of next year. This year marks 100 years since the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb.

display

There are lots of items on display, such as photographs, drawings, plans, letters, and diaries.

photos

exhibition

The next exhibition is A Gathering of Leaves: Designer Bookbinders, which is from 7 July to 11 September. I think that would be fascinating to see too.

2 Comment

  1. I would love to see BOTH of these exhibits! As for paper vs ebook…. I’m for both. They each have their pros and cons and I can’t pick one over the other.

    I saw the King Tut treasures that traveled through the US back in the late 70s when they were in New Orleans. This looks like an interesting exhibit, as well.
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    1. I am in team books without any doubt. I have an e-reader and I read on my laptop or tablet, but I would rather have a paper book. You are right that both have pros and cons, I am just happier with the cons of the paper books. :))

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