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Temporary closure of Sir John Ritblat Gallery

Sir John Ritblat Gallery: Treasures of the British Library is closed Fri 14 Feb - Fri 7 Mar 2014 to allow essential maintenance to be undertaken.

This is the first closure of the gallery since it opened in 1998. We apologise for the inconvenience caused.

Please note: this does not affect the Folio Society Gallery, the Georgians Revealed exhibition, or any other part of the building.

We are taking this opportunity to improve lighting and environmental conditions, and to carry out some updating to the displays. Work includes:

  • Installation of new flooring
  • Improvement to case and room lighting
  • Changing all case inserts
  • Improvements to signage, and the introduction of an orientation area at the UG floor entrance.

The contents of the gallery will be largely the same as before, although we will be putting some items on display for the first time.