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Poet in a landscape: the drawings of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

28 August 2015

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who was born on 28 August 1749, is best known as Germany’s ‘national poet’, but he was a man of many parts. Among his various talents and interests, he was a keen amateur artist. Some 2,600...


28 August 2015

Above: displays have always been a highlight. This was of our Edward Curtis materials, for students from NYU (image: PJH) Well, after five years as part of Team Americas (nine, if you count my time as an MA and PhD...

Early Malay trading permits from Borneo

27 August 2015

In November 1714, three British merchants from the East India Company ship Borneo were granted permits to trade by the sultan of Banjar on the south coast of the island of Borneo, now known as Banjarmasin in present-day Indonesian Kalimantan....

Mátyás Seiber collection of recordings goes on line

27 August 2015

Seiber's own collection of recordings donated by his daughter Julia Seiber Boyd, the Matyas Seiber collection, has been digitised and put on line on BL Sounds. Mátyás György Seiber (1905-1960) was born in Budapest where he studied composition with Zoltan...

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