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Are you afraid of the fairies? You should be.

26 November 2014

A visit to the Gothic exhibition and reading reviews of Marina Warner’s latest book, Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale have spirited me away to the popular literature which Dillon’s University Bookshop in Torrington Place used...

Burmese scenes from the Life of the Buddha

26 November 2014

Three richly illustrated Burmese manuscripts in the British Library on ‘The life of the Buddha’ have recently been digitised. In line with the conventions of Burmese illustrated parabaik or folding books, chronologically consecutive events are often presented side-by-side within the...

The eCreative “Sound Connections” pilot nears completion

25 November 2014

Guest blog by Tom Miles, British Library's project manager on Europeana Creative. The Europeana Creative project - which began in February 2013, with the purpose of encouraging creative professionals to reuse content on Europeana – is about to complete its...

Maggie Semple turns the British Library's Olga Hirsch Archive into Fashion Collection

25 November 2014

The story of how Maggie Semple and fashion designer Laura Ralph were inspired by the British Library archive of Olga Hirsch decorated papers, and create a new fashion collection in response.

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