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Magna Carta Virtual Tour

29 August 2015

Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy has been the most successful exhibition ever staged by the British Library, with in excess of 100,000 visitors. But we are aware that many, many more will never be able to see it in person,...

Poet in a landscape: the drawings of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

28 August 2015

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who was born on 28 August 1749, is best known as Germany’s ‘national poet’, but he was a man of many parts. Among his various talents and interests, he was a keen amateur artist. Some 2,600...

HC SVUNT DRACONES

28 August 2015

Above: displays have always been a highlight. This was of our Edward Curtis materials, for students from NYU (image: PJH) Well, after five years as part of Team Americas (nine, if you count my time as an MA and PhD...

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....

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