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Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth update

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Just a few weeks left until the Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth exhibition opens to the public on June 1! Today the Bodleian shared a short video about some of Tolkien's original artwork on social media, with Catherine McIlwaine and Alan Lee speaking.

https://www.facebook.com/bodleianlibraries/videos/1801260919896161/

https://twitter.com/bodleianlibs/status/995968082924523520

(It does not appear to be on their YouTube channel as of yet).

Also, if interested, there is a talk on the evening of June 5 as a part of the exhibition: Mythopoeia: myth-creation and Middle-earth. The speakers are Marina Warner, Dimitra Fimi and Verlyn Flieger, and the panel is moderated by Professor Carolyne Larrington, Professor of Medieval European Literature, St John's College. Tickets are £4 and must be booked in advance (more information at the link above).
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Some pictures from the Marquette of the items going to the Bodleian, very pleased that an early Hobbit cover is included.

https://marquetteraynor.tumblr.com/pos ... anuscripts-safe-when-they
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Nice! I can’t wait :)
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Does anyone know the difference between the Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth and the Tolkien: Treasures book? The description isn’t entirely clear.

Also, I’d asked if the Tolkien: Treasures book would have a hardcover release, but never received a reply from them. Anyone know?
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Just based on the descriptions online, the following jump out at me:

Maker of Middle-earth:
Drawing on the archives of the Tolkien collections at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford, and Marquette University, Milwaukee, as well as private collections


Treasures:
reproducing many of the treasures of the Tolkien Archive in Oxford


The Maker of Middle-earth book is a catalog (with extended essays and other material) for the exhibition of the same name. The Treasures book appears to be a smaller introductory book (subset of Maker?) with only illustrations and descriptions of material from the Bodleian collection.

I have not heard anything about a hardcover Treasures release, but will ask.
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Thanks Jeremy. That’s was helpful. Hope to hear back about the Treasures book.
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How can I find out when tickets to the exhibition at the Morgan will be available? Many thanks -
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https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018 ... tolkiens-world-exhibition

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-44306276



You have to click Watch on Youtube to see the video, but it is very good.
Looking forward to seeing this today
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/artic ... otland&ns_mchannel=social

Very nice high-res Annotated Map of Middle-Earth

https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/raw/p0683pqw.jpg

John Garth's review in the Sunday Telegraph

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/clas ... in/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_tw

You should be able to register and see it for free

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