St John Simpson
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Picture postcards of the Middle East

We've been collecting these at the British Museum for some time now and the first few thousand are up online on the BrM Collections Online section of our website with free images you can download.


We also have just been awarded money to co-host a 3-year PhD on the subject with the University of Nottingham. Please look at and share the details with anyone you think might be interested in either applying or collaborating:


Collaborative Doctoral…


Posted on February 2, 2015 at 8:36pm

Postcards from the Middle East

I recently began a project at the British Museum, where I am a curator, to collect old and new postcards from across the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia.

The aim is to develop the world's largest public collection of this material and a permanent record of a disappearing world through a medium which is itself becoming rather outdated by modern media! Each card is numbered, registered, scanned and goes onto our Collections Online section of our website, and anyone can use…


Posted on July 8, 2014 at 2:45pm — 1 Comment

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