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So now you know!

30 January 2015

King George III's Topographical Collection illustrates Birmingham's dynamic expansion between about 1680 and 1824 with important and rare plans and views, both printed and hand-drawn. Thanks to George III's enthusiasm for ephemera, however, it also includes this advertisement of about...

Collecting Data To Improve Tools

30 January 2015

Like many other institutions, we are heavily dependent on a number of open source tools. We couldn’t function without them, and so we like to find ways to give back to those communities. We don’t have a lot of spare...

Intellectual Property Matters

30 January 2015

It is said that 'The meek shall inherit the Earth', but for now it's the inherently rich and shrewd. Intellectual property rights (IPR) include patent, registered or unregistered trademarks, design rights, copyright, or more commonly a strategic combination of each....

Mind your Head! Constantijn Huygens’ response to Charles I’s execution.

30 January 2015

30 January is a red-letter day in British history. On this day in 1649 King Charles I was beheaded. This of course led to a period of ten years without a monarch. In 1660 Charles’ son returned to England from...

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