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An abandoned ayah

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Imagine being abandoned at London’s King’s Cross railway station with just one pound in your pocket. In 1908, this is exactly what happened to an ayah who had travelled from India to Britain to look after a family’s children on...

Black History Month – Cullen Maiden

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Cullen Maiden in performance at Gray Chapel, Ohio Wesleyan University Photo: Cullen Maiden collection British Library In March 2015 I acquired for the British Library the archive of singer Cullen Maiden from his widow Christine Hall-Maiden. In 1964 she was...

Research Strategy Summit - National Heritage Science Forum

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Tolbooth, Stirling - 10 November, 18.00-20.30 The National Heritage Science Forum (NHSF) is holding a Research Strategy Summit in Stirling on 10 November 2016 to discuss priorities for future heritage science research, look at emerging topics of research interest and...

Wonders of Thread: The V&A’s Opus Anglicanum Exhibition

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Until 5 February 2017, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London is providing a unique opportunity to view some of the most incredible survivals of pre-modern art in Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery. If you have even a...

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