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- Lecturer in the History of the Book and Communication , Institute of English Studies
- School of Advanced Study, University of London
- Dr Cynthia Johnston is a Lecturer in the History of the Book and Communication at the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London. She has published on the production of the decorative components of medieval manuscripts in commercial contexts in thirteenth -century as well as the history of book collecting in the post-industrial North West of England. She has curated two major exhibitions on post-industrial collecting; Cotton to Gold for 2 Temple Place in 2015, and Holding the Vision for Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery in 2020. Areas of particular interest: Book production and dissemination in thirteenth-century Europe, collecting manuscripts and books in post-industrial England with focus on collecting networks in regional centres such as Preston, Blackburn and Burnley.
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