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Chinese collections opened up by Libcrowds

09 October 2015

The Chinese collections at the British Library consist of more than 100,000 printed books and 2,500 periodical titles. The material has been acquired or donated to the British Library since the Department of Printed Books in the British Museum was...

Shining a light on poetry pamphlets for National Poetry Day

08 October 2015

by Debbie Cox, Lead Curator of Contemporary British Publications at the British Library. National Poetry Day gives us the opportunity to showcase the wonderful array of poetry pamphlets submitted recently for the Michael Marks Awards. The Awards, in which the...

Spotlight on…Designer Akosua Afriyie-Kumi

08 October 2015

We spoke to designer Akosua Afriyie-Kumi who specialises in selling handcrafted woven bags make by artisanal weavers in Ghana.

Caverns Measureless to Man. Happy #NationalPoetryDay!

08 October 2015

There are now two curators called Alex in the Modern Manuscripts and Archives department here at the British Library. One of us is a political historian looking after manuscripts from 1851-1950, the other is an art historian working with manuscripts...

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