Heritage Open Days: Behind the scenes at Special Collections

As part of last weekend’s national Heritage Open Days event, MERL and Special Collections offered ‘behind the scenes’ tours, from a look round the Victorian biscuit baron home to a visit to the special collections and object stores. The tours began outside; the light drizzle didn’t seem to put anyone off, and large umbrellas allowed them […]

Exploring Reading’s Special Collections: A new blog

Written by Kate Arnold-Forster, Head of the University Museums & Special Collections Service Welcome to the launch of our Special Collections blog, the beginning of a new University Museums and Special Collections Services (UMASCS) venture, although an idea that we have been contemplating for a while. Our hope is that this blog will help provide […]