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‘The Salmon Book’: Conservation in Reverse

24 November 2014

The conservation team was recently commissioned by the British Library’s Artist in Residence, Rob Sherman, to create a retrospective binding to his specifications. This would form an integral part of his project whilst at the Library and would be exhibited...

When Cavafy met Marinetti

24 November 2014

Constantine Cavafy (1866-1933) is the best-loved modern Greek poet whose life and work has inspired a legion of artists, men of letters, and film-makers. Already a legend during his lifetime, friends and admirers held regular literary gatherings in his apartment...

Bringing the Arctic to Leicester Square

24 November 2014

Above: an overview of Henry Ashton Barker's Panorama, from 1819. Lines in the Ice is now open and continuing a long tradition of bringing the sights, sounds and experiences of the Arctic to the heart of the city. One thing...

Nine-month Internship in the Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Section

23 November 2014

The British Library is pleased to be able to offer a paid internship in the Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts section of the Western Heritage Department for a doctoral or post-doctoral student in History, History of Art or other...

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