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Fingerprints & their potential impact in relation to handling library collections

Monday, September 26, 2016

Back in early 2016, Terry Kent, a consultant specialising in forensic fingerprint analysis, contacted British Library Conservation to learn more about how we assess the impact of handling on our collections with reference to our use (or not) of gloves...

The future of radio: no. 1 - Charlie Phillips

Monday, September 26, 2016

The British Library is working with the UK radio industry to develop a national radio archive and has invited experts from across the radio and music industry to consider what the future of radio might look like. Charlie Phillips Charlie...

Il Decamerone – “Corrected” by Rome

Monday, September 26, 2016

Giovanni Boccaccio, poet, Humanist, orator, narrator and ambassador, father of the Italian novel, is one of the greatest storytellers known. He composed Il Decamerone (The Decameron) in the mid-14th century and it was first circulated in manuscript form in the...

Where’s Arjuna? Renaming the Monoliths of Mahabalipuram

Monday, September 26, 2016

The ancient capital of Mahabalipuram stands on India’s Coromandel coastline, facing one of ancient Asia’s most famous and lucrative shipping channels. Its formidable 7th-century stone monuments, many of which were hewn from single granite boulders, were created under the Pallava...

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