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Two bad boys, seven pranks and one children’s classic

01 December 2015

The British Library is currently marking the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland with an exhibition, but Alice is not the only children’s classic to turn 150 this year. In Germany the focus has been on Wilhelm Busch’s much-loved Max...

A Calendar Page for December 2015

01 December 2015

To find out more about the London Rothschild Hours, take a look at our post A Calendar Page for January 2015. Calendar page for December, with decorative border comprising a Zodiac sign, roundels, and bas-de-page scene, from the London Rothschild...

Voices of Science – Winner of the Royal Historical Society’s Public History Prize for Web & Digital

30 November 2015

National Life Stories are thrilled to announce that they have won the Royal Historical Society’s Public History Prize for Web and Digital for the Voices of Science web resource. The Voices of Science website presents clips from approximately 100 recordings...

Farewell to all that

30 November 2015

Preparing for retirement, I inevitably revisited the exciting projects and beautiful objects I worked on during my time at the British Library. The conservator’s role has seen many changes, even in a decade. Limited resources are increasingly focused on preserving...

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