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02 December 2021 Music
A new exhibition celebrating the life and music of Ludwig van Beethoven, one of the most influential composers of the Western classical tradition, opens on Friday 3 December at the British Library. Against the backdrop of war and revolution raging...
02 December 2021 Social Science
To highlight disability stories for Disability History Month, curator Eleanor Dickens presents collection items linked to protest around the Disability Discrimination Act alongside commentary from a member of the British Library’s Disability Support Network.
02 December 2021 Untold lives
You can catch this Maison Prunier menu, dating from December 1940, in the small display about the Second World War, Life on the Home Front, in the Treasures of the British Library Gallery until 11 December 2021. It forms a...
01 December 2021 European studies
Dositej Obradović (1739-1811) was a Serbian educator and the most prominent writer of the Serbian Enlightenment. Obradović is credited for the revival of Serbian culture and he is regarded as the founder of modern Serbian literature. Portrait of Dositej Obradović...
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