A week-long farewell to Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth

Bodleian Libraries, Tolkien showcase (c) Marcel R. Bülles
Bodleian Libraries, Tolkien showcase (c) Marcel R. Bülles

One of the most exciting exhibitions ever to have taken place on J.R.R. Tolkien’s life and works is coming to a close. Bodleian Libraries’ TOLKIEN: MAKER OF MIDDLE-EARTH will end next weekend on Oct 28, 2018, and it is time for me to pay hommage to this unique event, seven days long, including my own review, a report from opening week and some useful hints and links on future incarnations of this exhibition.

1st post: Monday, Oct 22, 2018. 6:06 p.m.

How it all started: The news, the trailers, the sneak peeks into the upcoming exhibition.

2nd post: Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018. 5:05 p.m.

Reviews of the exhibition.

3rd post. Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018. 4:04 p.m.

Accompanying programme.

4th post. Thursday, Oct 25, 2018. 3:03 p.m.

One exhibition catalogue to rule them all.

5th post. Friday, Oct 26, 2018. 2:02 p.m.

Exhibition Catalogue review.

6th post. Friday, Mar 14, 2019. 4:40 p.m.

One exhibition to rule them all. Review.

Blackwell's Oxford, Tolkien showcase (c) Marcel Aubron-Bülles
Bodleian Libraries Shop, Tolkien showcase (c) Marcel Aubron-Bülles

P.S. I would have loved to be there on closing day as well but unfortunately our move to Berlin had top priority in this case. I hope everyone is going to enjoy these last days of TMM!

Marcel R. Bülles

Marcel R. Bülles is the author of thetolkienist.com, a specialist blog centering on worldwide Tolkien fandom, geekdom and research. He works as a freelance translator, journalist and writer and is the founder of the German Tolkien Society as well as a co-founder to RingCon, Europe's formerly biggest fantasy film convention. You can find him in cafés all over the world sipping an espresso blogging, writing, reading. At one point he was married to an extremely lovely French lady by the nickname of Sauron. Yes, that Sauron. He is also active with the International Tolkien Fellowship on Facebook and the Tolkien Folk on Instagram.