Our ‘Medieval’ Wax and the Magical Aging Chamber

Filed under: Messing about in the lab — Hollie Morgan at 3:11 pm on Tuesday, May 2, 2017  Tagged , , , ,

As you might remember, a few months ago we spent the day in a lab using medieval recipes to make sealing wax. We had been careful to ensure that we had followed the recipes as closely as possible in order to replicate the methods used in the Middle Ages (ignoring the fact that medieval seal […]

On Making Wax Seals; Or, Why Instructions Matter

Filed under: Messing about in the lab — Hollie Morgan at 2:38 pm on Monday, October 31, 2016  Tagged , , , , ,
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A few weeks ago, members of the Imprint team donned white coats and headed for a laboratory to experiment with making sealing wax and applying seals to documents. The aim was to discover more about the material we are investigating, the physical process of sealing, and how and when prints on medieval seals were created, […]