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14 November 2019 American Collections
As many readers will know, the British Library’s Buddhism exhibition has just opened to hugely positive reviews. More than 120 items are on display, ranging from sacred texts written on tree bark, palm leaves and gold plate to stunning silk...
14 November 2019 European studies
Of the many groundbreaking sculptures Umberto Boccioni created between c. 1913 and 1915, only a handful remain in existence today – most of them were accidentally disposed of on a rubbish dump in 1927. However, using a combination of vintage...
14 November 2019 Untold lives
Continuing our story of Arthur Thomas Williams and the Peace Pledge Union…. The fake telegrams were carefully run off on a duplicator and then planted. One of the spurious telegrams planted at the India Office - from The National Archives...
14 November 2019 Medieval manuscripts
Works written by ancient Greek and Roman authors have made a major impact on the world’s culture and society. They profoundly shaped medieval thought, as you can discover in Cillian O’Hogan’s article The Classical Past on the Polonsky England and...
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