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June 6, 2014

Becoming a Collector III

By: Graham Iddon

For you as the steward of your collection, your aim is to preserve the items as best as you can by protecting them from further deterioration. The pros call this preservation.
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May 26, 2014

The Adventure of Exhibit Planning IV

By: Graham Iddon

This exhibition is about engravers, production processes and the beauty of postage stamps and bank notes. In the previous episode of this series we talked about the process surrounding securing the bank notes for this exhibition and how it had to take into account both the needs of the exhibition team and the concerns of the collections department.
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May 20, 2014

Becoming a Collector II

By: Graham Iddon

So now you’ve decided that collecting currency is far more fascinating than collecting 14th Century Flemish altar paintings and have begun to accumulate some items. Good for you, those paintings are a bother to dust and currency is far easier to take care of.
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May 12, 2014

Becoming a Collector I

By: Graham Iddon

Collecting things is a very common human urge. Be they matchbooks, pop bottles or 17th century Flemish altar paintings, owning large numbers of the same type of thing is a fascinating pastime for many of us.
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May 2, 2014

The Adventure of Exhibit Planning III

By: Graham Iddon

During the planning stages stamping the word ‘final’ on any given aspect of a travelling exhibition can seem less of a directive and more of an overly optimistic suggestion.
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