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Enclosed Herewith: Specimens of Ore from the Kuria Muria Islands

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Recently the British Library/Qatar Foundation Partnership programme discovered an unusual enclosure in some India Office correspondence: four small specimens of ore, contained in a little pouch. Where were these specimens from and how did they become part of the India...

Knowledge Exchange visit to the National Library of China

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

As part of “The British Library in China” Project, the Library recently set up a series of Knowledge Exchange programmes with partners across mainland China and Hong Kong. Gemma Renshaw, Loans Coordinator at the Library, and Robert Davies, Editorial and...

Medieval Shelfies

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Our colleagues in the British Library's publishing team (otherwise known as @bl_publishing) recently spent a day managing the Library's Twitter account. Throughout the day, they encouraged followers to send in their shelfies, i.e. selfies of their bookcases. Sharing shelfies has...

BeLgoLab 2017: Belgian Translations

Monday, February 20, 2017

Translation plays a major role in Belgian culture, both domestically, by enabling Flemish speaking readers to access work produced in French and vice versa – and internationally, by disseminating work to wider audiences. In its second year BeLgoLab 2017 is...

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