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image for Literary Event item typeNew Impressions: Re-designing Renaissance Books at The Forum

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Literary Event, Sat 25 Nov 2017, free entry

Renaissance Books

Renaissance Books

What will East Anglian designers be inspired to create when they encounter Norwich's fabulous Renaissance books? Find out!


Sophie Butler

01603 587677


Millennium Plain,
Bethel Street,


The Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library’s collection of Renaissance books, held in the Norfolk Heritage Centre is one of Norwich’s greatest treasures, just waiting to be discovered. This spectacular collection contains books from the centuries soon after the invention of the printing press, books which demonstrate the different ways in which this new technology was used to disseminate knowledge, engage readers, and celebrate craftsmanship. To show how inspiring these books can still be today, East Anglian designers have produced their own creative responses to the collection. Drop in any time between 10.30am and 4.30pm to see what they have made and get your hands on the Renaissance books that inspired them. Chat to the designers about their creative process and explore the books themselves with experts in Renaissance literature from UEA. This event is brought to you by Unlocking the Archive and is part of Being Human: a national festival of the humanities. Twitter: @archiveunlocked

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Dates Times
Sat 25 Nov 2017 10:30 to 16:30
Drop in any time between 10.30am and 4.30pm.


Free entry



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Map reference: TG 228084  Lat: 52.62778 Long: 1.29099


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  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas steps and no ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system


  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children