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MacDonald Gill: original drawing goes on show today

Thursday, December 8, 2016

One of the key exhibits in Maps & the 20th Century: Drawing the Line - in fact one of the key maps of the 20th century - is a world map of 1942 by MacDonald Gill. Called 'The "Time and...

Anglo-Italian Competition: The sale of military aircraft to Kabul

Thursday, December 8, 2016

In 1937 the Government of Afghanistan purchased 24 aircraft from Italy. Provision was made for an Italian Air Mission to be deputed to Kabul for the purpose of assembling and maintaining the aircraft, and for training Afghan personnel. The Political...

There's a new viewer for digitised items in the British Library's collections

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

This post is by Digital Curator Mia Ridge, who was a member of the new viewer project team. Users of the British Library's online catalogue may have noticed that some digitised collection items are now displayed in a new viewer....

Cathy Courtney talks about Ken Campbell at the British Library

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Earlier this year, the British Library completed its collection of the published works of the British artist Ken Campbell, with his most recent work You All Know The Words (2016). The British Library is the only Library in UK to...

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