Hazards of the archives

Archival work may not instinctively conjure up images of danger but having spent some time in archives in the UK, Mauritius, Australia and Fiji I’ve found out that there are hazards beyond paper-cuts that lurk in the depths of the reading rooms…high-octane it may not be, but care to be taken nonetheless!

Microfilm motion-sickness...

Microfilm motion-sickness…

140 year old rusty nails

140 year old rusty nails

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The relief of aircon...only to be cursed the next day nursing a cold in 30 degrees...

The relief of aircon…only to be cursed the next day nursing a cold in 30 degrees…

Wildlife in the archives...pretty patterns

Wildlife in the archives…pretty patterns

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