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A leaf from Mozart's grave: curiosities from British Library Music Collections

Monday, December 5, 2016

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died 225 years today on 5 December 1791. To mark the occasion, we’re showcasing a very unusual item from our extensive music holdings. Found within a miscellaneous collection of letters, locks of hair, and photographs of notable...

A Malay work on Islamic law from Aceh: Mirat al-tullab

Monday, December 5, 2016

In the 16th century the sultanate of Aceh on the north coast of Sumatra grew to become the most powerful Muslim kingdom in Southeast Asia and a great centre for the study and teaching of Islam. One of the most...

Map: friend or foe?

Monday, December 5, 2016

Our relationships with maps changed very dramatically in many different ways in the 20th century. One of the important changes is not only that maps became more widespread and familiar, but how that affected our relationships with them. The examples...

The Brothers Jovanović National Library

Monday, December 5, 2016

In 1920 the Serbian Legation in London donated 250 small size unbound fascicles of Serbian literature to the British Museum Library. This donation was a welcome addition to the Library Serbian collections, which then consisted hardly of a few hundreds...

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