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Early Malay trading permits from Borneo

27 August 2015

In November 1714, three British merchants from the East India Company ship Borneo were granted permits to trade by the sultan of Banjar on the south coast of the island of Borneo, now known as Banjarmasin in present-day Indonesian Kalimantan....

Mátyás Seiber collection of recordings goes on line

27 August 2015

Seiber's own collection of recordings donated by his daughter Julia Seiber Boyd, the Matyas Seiber collection, has been digitised and put on line on BL Sounds. Mátyás György Seiber (1905-1960) was born in Budapest where he studied composition with Zoltan...

10 Years of the Web Archive - What have we saved - video

27 August 2015

Talk given by Andy Jackson, Web Archiving Technical Lead at the IIPC General Assembly 2015

Robins: representations of benevolence or xenophobia?

27 August 2015

Curator Alison Bailey gives an insight into the work behind the exhibition Animal Tales now open at the British Library. The writing of exhibition labels can be both a terrible tyranny and an exhilarating exercise. In the attempt to distil...

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