First Copy Adopt a (very appropriate) Object

First Copy have adopted an object at Norwich Castle in order to support their #KeepGiving campaign, which, with the help of other businesses and individuals, will help transform the landmark back to its Norman form. 

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The Helmingham Breviary (Courtesy of Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery)

 Here at First Copy we were delighted to spot a very appropriate object for us to sponsor - a beautiful illuminated medieval breviary - which sits among a range of items including rings, swords, dragons and ear scoops! 

Norwich Castle dominates the city skyline and has done for centuries. Now, the famous building is being transformed back to its original form – the Great Hall and palatial residence of Norman kings. As part of fundraising efforts, the public and local businesses are being encouraged to ‘keep’ giving and Adopt an Object.

The unique Helmingham Breviary is a vellum masterpiece with 205 pages illuminated with gold leaf and coloured inks. It was probably used at Norwich’s St Leonard’s Priory on Mousehold Heath from around 1420 and was owned by the Tollemach family of Helmingham Hall from the late 1500s.

We think Xerox’s Brother Dominic would approve of our decision to adopt an object that has such a special place in the history of ‘Setting the Page Free’.

 To create your own modern masterpieces please explore the rest of our website or contact us direct to find out more about today's printing products and associated solutions. While we don't claim to be able to create the likes of the breviary by hand, we can advise on cutting edge gold and silver inks and foiling technology!

You can #KeepGiving yourself by visiting the Adopt an Object website and browsing the objects available for adoption – what will you choose?

We are delighted to be supporting such a great cause, and just in time for Christmas!

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Elizabeth Budd