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Digitised Music Manuscripts Spring 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

From Byrd to Britten and Monteverdi to Mozart, a wealth of British Library music manuscripts are available to browse, free-of-charge, on the Digitised Manuscripts website. MS Mus. 1591, My Layde Nevelles Booke (1591) At the time of writing, you can...

33 Burmese manuscripts now digitised

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Burmese manuscript collection in the British Library consists of approximately 1800 manuscripts. The majority are written on palm leaf, but there are also many paper folding books (parabaik), and texts written on diverse materials such as gold, silver, copper...

Taking British Library literary treasures to China

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Just a few weeks ago I was standing in the main entrance hall to the National Museum of Classical Books at the Chinese National Library in Beijing. I was excited, proud (and, having coming straight off the plane, very spacey)...

Milking Oil - the start of the Kuwait Oil Industry

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Kuwait Investment Authority, the world’s fifth largest sovereign wealth fund, began life with the gift of two tins of condensed milk to the Sheikh of Kuwait in 1936. Tin of condensed milk (Wikimedia Commons) Kuwait’s great prosperity rests on...

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