Creative research

See how artists and writers have engaged with the collection in imaginative and creative ways.

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Chino Otsuka

Chino Otsuka

Explore ideas of memory and identity, home and belonging with fine art photographer Chino Otsuka.
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Lizzie Ridout

Homeward Bound

Join artist Lizzie Ridout as she hunts through the collection for domestic objects from the past, seeking both the mundane and the bizarre.
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A Little Dust Whispered

A Little Dust Whispered

Explore evocative pieces from the manuscript reading room with artist and writer Rachel Lichtenstein.
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Sweet Temptation

Sweet Temptation

Here the world's first 'international confectionary historian' chooses his favourite sweet-related sources from the BL collection.
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HOMOFONIA

HOMOFONIA

Listen to extracts of ‘nonsense’ English and explore ideas of language with performance artist Ming Wong.
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Magical Worlds

Magical Worlds

Examine the nature of magic whilst casting incredible spells with Creative Researcher and playwright Diane Samuels.
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Research Skills

Research skills

Creative research is a constant process of seeking and questioning. Find out more about our approach to research here.
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