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Creative Women’s project

DOSTI group visit the Inspired by Manuscripts exhibition at University of Birmingham, Cadbury Research Library on 23rd November 2016

Creative workshops in collaboration with Birmingham University

Exploring the Mingana Manuscripts - 03/02/2016
Ladies from DOSTI group and Parents forum visit Birmingham University to see the Mingana manuscripts

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Feedback from the participants
- A very exciting experience, I saw things I wouldn’t have seen, especially how books and paper are preserved and maintained. Thank you - Khushnara Begum

- I really enjoyed the event as I learnt how documents are stored to protect them. It was fascinating to hold the old Quran’s which were over one hundred years old. Having this opportunity to see behind the scenes was a great experience. Next week this items will be placed in an exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Arts Gallery - Zile Huma

I felt very proud to gain access to this behind the scenes opportunity as this was a first experience for me. It was really interesting to learn how old documents are stored in a controlled temperature unit and the temperature is continuously monitored throughout the day.

I also learnt the Archive is open to public and was very surprised to hear this as I always assumed these items were non assessable to the public - Shibli Begum

I was so proud to see how people value history. We tend to throw anything that is old away. Where is our history - Nasim Akhtar

Paper Making Workshop - 10/02/2016
Ladies from DOSTI group and Parents forum participate in a ‘Paper Making’ workshop facilitated by Josefine Frank, Mingana Collection Development Officer

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Paper Marbling Workshop - 24/02/2016
Ladies from DOSTI group and Parents forum participate in a ‘Paper Marbling’ workshop facilitated by Josefine Frank

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Geometric Designs Workshop - 02/03/2016 & 09/03/2016
Workshop delivered by Shaheen and Josefine at Adderley Children centre.

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Book Binding Workshop - 16/03/2016
Workshop delivered by Eloise and Josefine at Adderley Children centre.

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Paper Marbling workshop - 13/04/2016
Back by popular demand. Workshop delivered by Josefine (Mingana Collection Development Officer), Cadbury Research Library at Adderley Children centre.

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Celebration event - 20/04/2016
Great way to round off a fantastic project. Amazing 7 weeks of creative thinking, developing and producing.

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