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16 July 2019SECRET ART IN THE PASSPORT
17 September 2019THE SILVER THREAD: SILVER FILIGREE AND TRADITIONAL ARTS IN KOSOVO

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SECRET ART IN THE PASSPORT MARTIN LLOYD Tuesday 16 July 2019

From the wax seal to the microchip, man has exploited the skill of the artist and artisan in his attempt to manufacture a forgery-proof document. Taking you through three centuries of passport design, this lecture explains the overt and uncovers the covert to illustrate the defences built into the passport and the tricks the forger uses to defeat them. You will never see your passport in the same light again!


Martin Lloyd

Has been lecturing to various groups, including U3A, National Trust, historical societies, Gresham College and business groups since 2008. Previously worked for HM Immigration Service, and has broadcast on local and national television and radio.