— I recently discovered the aptly titled blog Do I really want to touch that with my hand? This week Holly, who works as a conservator at the University of Virginia, discusses the recent (and timely) water damage training simulation which she coordinated. It’s really fascinating and there are lots of great pictures at Flickr.
— This week Ace Jet 170 has an awesome Found Type Friday – take a look!
— More graphic goodness from Book Patrol – a lovely, typetastic poster for the M25 in London.
— Michael of The Dispersal of Darwin points out some very funny/sad mistakes in an exhibit of scientists’ portraits at a museum in Valencia, Spain. Fail!
— Richard at Reading Archives offers a thought-provoking post on digital curation.
— Via Morbid Anatomy, an incredible photo exhibit, Picturing the Museum, at the American Museum of Natural History. Also images from the newly digitized Die Kleyner Chirurgie, an anatomy book published in 1542.
— More on the library rescue (and photos) at the University of Iowa, from the Fine Books Blog.
— From the NY Times, a piece on the last volume of Camus’s notebooks to be translated into English.