Letterlocking: Queen Elizabeth I's Letterlocking Techniques

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 10:00am to 12:00pm

Building 14, 14-0513
160 MEMORIAL DR, Cambridge, MA 02139

Come to the Wunsch Conservation Lab and use handmade paper, ink, sealing wax, and your brass rats to letterlock like the 16th-century queen. Participants will learn how to paper engineer, build physical security, and add authentication enhancements into their paper-based correspondence. The class will view original locked manuscripts from the 17th to 20th centuries.


Contact: Jana Dambrogio, jld@mit.edu

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