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The wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

10 February 2016

On this day 176 years ago Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha were married in the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert from Lady Waterpark's photograph album Add. 60751, f.1 Images Online...

A Group of Sikh Miniatures on Ivory

10 February 2016

This post describes an early group of portraits on ivory of Sikh rulers and others dating from the 1840s

On the Trail of Some Missing Gospel Fragments

09 February 2016

The Charm of Departmental Archives We all like and value readers’ enquiries. Although investigating old registers, departmental papers and minutes may not seem to be the summit of curatorial work, enquiries are always carefully researched and answered and – as...

Poetic Places App Launch Event

09 February 2016

This is a guest post by Sarah Cole, the British Library’s current Creative Entrepreneur-in-Residence. Sarah is working on a project called Poetic Places, which explores relationships between literary geographies, cultural heritage collections, and real world environments, via the creation of...

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