Kia ora friends
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Discovering a creator of unique books and bringing them into the collections.
Dragging a fingertip over the spines of the Turnbull Named Collections.
Examining Mary Scott's Barbara stories in terms of their implied maps.
Insights into Cowan's character and determination.
Going deep with the new collection of Cowan family papers.
Combining text and form in contemporary handmade books and artists’ books.
The many kinds of beauty in rare books.
The pupils of Kairakau School want to tell you all about the Chatham Islands in 1940.
Researching the art, craft, and people of New Zealand’s fine printing scene.
Surveying the forgotten art of Victorian publishers’ bindings.