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There's a new viewer for digitised items in the British Library's collections

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

This post is by Digital Curator Mia Ridge, who was a member of the new viewer project team. Users of the British Library's online catalogue may have noticed that some digitised collection items are now displayed in a new viewer....

Cathy Courtney talks about Ken Campbell at the British Library

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Earlier this year, the British Library completed its collection of the published works of the British artist Ken Campbell, with his most recent work You All Know The Words (2016). The British Library is the only Library in UK to...

Commemorating the Russian Revolution

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Last week the British Library announced some of our forthcoming cultural highlights for 2017. Among them is a major exhibition to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution. For the curators involved, this will be the culmination of many months...

Forme of Cury: A Medieval English Cookbook

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Anyone wanting to rethink Christmas in the face of today’s relentless commercialisation might look to the past for inspiration. People in the Middle Ages took Christmas much more seriously than some of us do today: the four weeks before 25...

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