July 2014 Blog Posts (1)

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of this material and a permanent record of a disappearing world through a medium which is itself becoming rather outdated by modern media!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…

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Added by St John Simpson on July 8, 2014 at 2:45pm — 1 Comment

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