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Time-lapse Video Showing Conservation of Tangut Documents

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Tangut documents are part of the Stein collection that is held at the British Library. They were recovered by Aurel Stein in 1914, during his Third Expedition to Central Asia (1913–1916). From the moment they were unearthed from the...

A botanical excursion in Wales

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

On Sunday 27 June 1773 at Chepstow, a party of botanists were clambering about ‘on the Steep nacked Bank by the Side of the Wye not far from the Castle’, hunting for plants. The species identified included wild cabbage (Brassica...

Undercurrent: British Library Associate Theatre Company

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

UNDERCURRENT THEATRE ANNOUNCED AS BRITISH LIBRARY’S FIRST ASSOCIATE THEATRE COMPANY Undercurrent Theatre are an innovative and research based London theatre company, who have today been announced as the British Library’s first Associate Theatre Company. In a year-long residency, the Associateship...

Curator, Early Modern Collections

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The British Library is recruiting for a Curator of Early Modern Collections. This is a full time, fixed term position, for six months. Full details of the post and how to apply can be found here. As Curator of Early...

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