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Frank Derrett: With the 'Cook's Tourists' in Salonika

Saturday, July 29, 2017

During the centenary of the First World War, we have been remembering the staff of the library departments of the British Museum listed on the memorial to British librarians at the British Library. Today we remember 531860 Private Frank Derrett...

Digitised Music Manuscripts Summer 2017

Friday, July 28, 2017

Since our post last spring summarising digitised materials from our music manuscripts collection, we’ve been busy adding to this content. From Byrd to Britten and Monteverdi to Mozart, a wealth of music manuscripts are available to browse, free-of-charge, on the...

Children of Sir John Spencer Login in Lucknow in 1846

Friday, July 28, 2017

Connecting Stories: Our British Asian Heritage, the joint Library of Birmingham and British Library exhibition exploring Britain's enduring connections with South Asia opened on July 15th. Featured in the exhibition is a rather lovely portrait of the children of Sir...

Summer illuminations at the British Library

Friday, July 28, 2017

There is no need for fireworks this summer – the best illuminations are on the British Library website , in our Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts! And they will still be around to light up the winter months too. A new...

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