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Presents as propaganda: Lenin at the British Library 2

09 October 2015

Taking into account Lenin’s great admiration for the Library of the British Museum, and the fact that he donated several of his books to other European libraries it is surprising to find only four donations recorded in the British Museum’s...

Chinese collections opened up by Libcrowds

09 October 2015

The Chinese collections at the British Library consist of more than 100,000 printed books and 2,500 periodical titles. The material has been acquired or donated to the British Library since the Department of Printed Books in the British Museum was...

Shining a light on poetry pamphlets for National Poetry Day

08 October 2015

by Debbie Cox, Lead Curator of Contemporary British Publications at the British Library. National Poetry Day gives us the opportunity to showcase the wonderful array of poetry pamphlets submitted recently for the Michael Marks Awards. The Awards, in which the...

Spotlight on…Designer Akosua Afriyie-Kumi

08 October 2015

We spoke to designer Akosua Afriyie-Kumi who specialises in selling handcrafted woven bags make by artisanal weavers in Ghana.

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