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21 February 2017 Endangered archives
Ever wondered what one would give to the new Dalai Lama if one had the opportunity to attend his enthronement ceremony? This file (1939-40), over 200 pages long, provides a chronological and detailed account of the planning and sourcing of...
21 February 2017 Untold lives
Recently the British Library/Qatar Foundation Partnership programme discovered an unusual enclosure in some India Office correspondence: four small specimens of ore, contained in a little pouch. Where were these specimens from and how did they become part of the India...
21 February 2017 Asian and African studies
As part of “The British Library in China” Project, the Library recently set up a series of Knowledge Exchange programmes with partners across mainland China and Hong Kong. Gemma Renshaw, Loans Coordinator at the Library, and Robert Davies, Editorial and...
21 February 2017 Medieval manuscripts
Our colleagues in the British Library's publishing team (otherwise known as @bl_publishing) recently spent a day managing the Library's Twitter account. Throughout the day, they encouraged followers to send in their shelfies, i.e. selfies of their bookcases. Sharing shelfies has...
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