Thinking inside the box - activity day

Event date
Event time
11:00 - 16:00
Venue
Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford
OX1 3BG
Venue details

Blackwell Hall

Event type
Family-friendly
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

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.