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29 August 2015 Medieval manuscripts
Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy has been the most successful exhibition ever staged by the British Library, with in excess of 100,000 visitors. But we are aware that many, many more will never be able to see it in person,...
28 August 2015 European studies
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who was born on 28 August 1749, is best known as Germany’s ‘national poet’, but he was a man of many parts. Among his various talents and interests, he was a keen amateur artist. Some 2,600...
28 August 2015 American Collections
Above: displays have always been a highlight. This was of our Edward Curtis materials, for students from NYU (image: PJH) Well, after five years as part of Team Americas (nine, if you count my time as an MA and PhD...
27 August 2015 Asian and African studies
In November 1714, three British merchants from the East India Company ship Borneo were granted permits to trade by the sultan of Banjar on the south coast of the island of Borneo, now known as Banjarmasin in present-day Indonesian Kalimantan....
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