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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: the Paris Commune Documents by Emma Johnson



From 18th-28th March 1871, French insurgents rebelled against the French Government and took over the city of Paris. The French citizens called for ‘liberte, egalite and fraternite’ against, what they believed to be, a corrupt government. I have been working on some of the posters that were used to incite rebellion against the Government; the […]

Asa Briggs Internship with University of Sussex Special Collections: First Two Weeks



It’s hard to believe that I’ve only been working with Special Collections for two weeks; I feel like I’ve learnt so much already. Getting to know the team through hands-on experience has been great. Highlights have included supporting Fiona, Kirsty and Rose deliver workshops with university students. And shadowing a session led by Suzanne, which […]