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Been Around the World: Exhibition Loans in 2014

29 December 2014

The British Library has a long track record in supporting exhibitions at home and abroad – and 2014 has been no different. This year has seen medieval manuscripts from the British Library travel near and far to a great diversity...

Saved for the Nation: New Acquisitions in 2014

27 December 2014

During 2014, the British Library has made several new acquisitions. Thanks to such schemes as Acceptance in Lieu, as well as generous funding provided by the Arts Council, the Friends of the British Library and a range of private benefactors,...

Artistic visions of the Delhi Zenana

26 December 2014

Three interesting portraits on ivory of Mughal ladies of the imperial zenana were acquired by the Visual Arts section in 2012, now numbered Add.Or.5719-5721. All three were mounted in one frame with pasted down inscriptions below relating to the subject...

Happy Christmas from MI5!

25 December 2014

Did a Christmas card from the intelligence services drop through your letter box this year? No? Disappointed? Well, here is one sent by MI5 to Sir Malcolm Seton in 1923. Mss Eur E267/224 Papers of Sir Malcolm Seton, India Office...

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