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Educating Italians in 19th-century London

20 April 2015

The recently acquired journal Il Pellegrino: giornale istruttivo, morale e piacevole ad uso della Scuola Italiana Gratuita di Grenville Street, Hatton Garden, represents a remarkable and unique addition to the British Library’s Italian collections. Launched on 4 June 1842 with...

The Devil is in the Detail: A Thirteenth-Century Bible Moralisée

18 April 2015

Detail of a medallion with souls being taken by demons and placed in a cauldron, from a Bible moralisée, France (Paris), 2nd quarter of the 13th century, Harley MS 1526, f. 21r Bibles moralisées (‘Moralised Bibles’) were a source of...

Sonia Delaunay and Tristan Tzara

17 April 2015

The Sonia Delaunay exhibition which opened this week at Tate Modern shows her prodigious output over some seven decades. Sonia Delaunay (1885-1979) worked in a variety of media – paintings, drawings, prints, fashion and fabric designs, posters, mosaics, bookbindings, and...

Looking back on Digital Conversations: A Web of Rights

17 April 2015

In February, we welcomed Dr Martin Paul Eve, Jim Killock, Professor John Naughton, and Dr Joss Wright to the British Library to discuss how and in what ways the web has complicated, enhanced, and changed the rights of citizens for...

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