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New uploads to the Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts

07 July 2015

We continue to add manuscripts from the Additional collection with selected images to the Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts. Here is a selection of favourites from the upload in June. Perhaps the most spectacular of these works is Additional MS 16997,...

Theophilos and Tériade

06 July 2015

As well as being one of the greatest publishers of livres d’artiste in Paris for some five decades [see my earlier blog post on his relationship with Matisse], Tériade played an important role in promoting contemporary Greek art in France...

Under the Microscope with Magna Carta

06 July 2015

We recently held a very successful public event sharing our conservation work in preparation for the British Library Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy exhibition. The exhibition marks 800 glorious years of Magna Carta since it was granted by King John...

Recording the Sounds of our Shores

06 July 2015

As we enter the third week of the Sounds of our Shores coastal sound map project, we thought we'd showcase some of the recordings that have been submitted so far. From waves to lighthouse foghorns, these recordings will help us...

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