Shakespeare Week

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School children helping out at Mary Arden's FarmFrom the collections
  • Colour our Collections

    Tue 2 Feb 2016

    Ever thought that some of the illustrations in out collections would make amazing colouring in books? Well so have we! And so have lots of other museums,libraries and archives around the world.  1st February 2016 was the beginning of week long…

  • An Embroidered King James Bible

    Mon 25 Jan 2016

    The following is the second of two guests posts by Joanna Munholland, who spent a two month placement with us in the summer as part of her Masters in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester. She is now Curator & Archivist at the Sam…

  • Henry Folger’s Brigg Umbrella with Concealed Pencil

    Mon 14 Sep 2015

    The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC contains not only Shakespearean treasures of every sort and size but various items belonging to its founders. Henry Folger ordered two racing umbrellas from the company founded in London in 1836 by…
  • From Bangs to Maggs: Folger Fourth Folios

    Fri 10 Jul 2015

    In 1889, 10 years after he graduated from Amherst College and 84 years before I did, Henry Folger walked “with fear and trepidation” into the foremost book auction house in America, Bangs and Co. on 91 Fifth Avenue. A large, thick volume caught…