All That Glitters Is Gold

The Rare Books Department is always looking for new and innovative ways to share our collections with the public, so we were thrilled to be contacted by one of the BPL’s excellent children’s librarians about orchestrating a rare books outreach program for some of the Boston Public Library’s youngest patrons. It was just the sort…
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J-E-L-L-Oh Don’t Eat That

Though we generally frown on the presence of food in the Rare Books department due to the potential damage it could do to our collections, would you believe that a favorite summertime dessert is perfectly welcome in our conservation lab? While we use a number of regular household items in unusual ways here, one that…
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All About That Box

Even though the Rare Books and Manuscripts department is closed to the public, we're bustling with activity behind the scenes! As we prepare for the upcoming major construction project which will help ensure the long-term preservation of our materials, we here at the conservation lab are all about boxes. While we would love to build…
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