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Learn how to read on the ceiling using ‘projected books’, a little-known invention that made it possible for thousands of people with disabilities to read after the Second World War. This device consisted of a slide projector adapted to display images of microfilmed books above hospital beds to entertain military veterans while recuperating from war injuries. A live demonstration and talk using one of the original Argus projectors will show how this technology worked before giving visitors a chance to try reading a projected book for themselves.