Pest Hunting in the Archive

Earlier in the year I attended an extremely interesting and informative Integrated Pest Management (IPM) course at the British Museum to learn more about how to monitor and prevent pests in museum and archive collections. The course covered how to identify pest risks, how to monitor rodent and insect activity, pest identification and how to […]

Introducing Henry Mein’s books and scrapbooks

In the archives we have collections of different sizes. Some run for shelf after shelf and contain books, papers, journals, photographs, costumes… you name it!  Others are smaller, perhaps comprising some photographs, books and a small number of documents.  Likewise, some of our archives represent an organisation’s or a person’s work whilst others are material […]

Cataloguing Shepard Artwork

Sadly, by the time you read this, I will have finished my project to catalogue the new additions to the EH Shepard Archive. I have really enjoyed the last eight weeks, so thought I would provide an update on my progress. Following a survey of the collection, I ordered archival packaging for the new items […]

Welcome to Explore Your Archive Week!

Welcome to Explore Your Archive week on the University of Surrey Archives & Special Collections Blog! This week the team will be posting everyday on all things archival, from how we obtain, catalogue and package our collections, to how we continue to care for our collections regarding preservation, house keeping and pest management. Aside from blogging, […]

Explore Your Archive 2017…nearly here!

Explore Your Archive (which runs 18th-26th November 2017) is a national campaign delivered by The National Archives and the Archives and Records Association to promote, publicise and celebrate archives and special collections across the UK. ( ) As part of the Explore your Archive week, the University of Surrey Archives & Special Collections team will […]

The Art of Winnie-the-Pooh – talk and book signing event – 19 Oct, 6.30 pm

The Art of Winnie-the-Pooh – Talk and book signing On Thursday 19th October between 6.30 – 7.30 pm, University of Surrey’s Archives & Special Collections will be hosting a talk and book signing by James Campbell, Chair of The Shepard Trust, based on his newly published book The Art of Winnie-the-Pooh. It will be an opportunity […]

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