Monthly Archives: January 2016

Japanese Glass Lantern Slides

Over the past two weeks I have had the pleasure of examining, cleaning and cataloguing hundreds of glass lantern slides (there are somewhere around 60,000). I am now growing to be quite familiar the collection which has been acquired from the V&A, … Continue reading

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New cataloguing on the Archives Hub

The following new catalogues have been added to the Archives Hub: D/022: Photograph Album of Thomas Scott Elgood Photograph album compiled by Thomas Scott Elgood, 1880-1912, showing examples of European metal work. Elgood (1845 – 1912), along with his brothers Richard … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

The DMU Special Collections team would like to wish all our readers a very happy 2016! Here’s a look at what DMU was like 100 years ago, in 1916. At that date the institution was known as the Leicester Municipal … Continue reading

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