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Music blog

More Digitised Music Manuscripts available online

19 June 2018 Music

We have the pleasure of bringing you some more highlights from our collection which we have digitised in high resolution and uploaded onto our website so anyone can enjoy them remotely. All the below are autograph, unless noted. Egerton MS...

Asian and African studies blog

Javanese manuscripts in the Sloane collection

19 June 2018 Asian and African studies

The British Museum was founded through t...

Medieval manuscripts blog

The Gospels of Tsar Ivan Alexander

19 June 2018 Medieval manuscripts

The reign of Ivan Alexander (r. 1331–71) was a high point in the cultural history of Bulgaria, and the Tsar’s personalised copy of the Gospels translated into the Slavonic language is the most celebrated surviving example of Bulgarian medieval art....

European studies blog

Flag Day celebrates the new ‘Maatjes’.

18 June 2018 European studies

The famous ‘Maatjesharing’ is here again! Like the Scandinavians the Dutch celebrate the arrival of the first ‘Nieuwe’, or ‘virgin’ herring, in the month of June. The herring. Illustration by Ebenezer Albin from Roger North, A treatise on fish and...

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Americas studies

Americas studies

What's on the mind of Team America?

Asian and African studies

Asian and African studies

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Collection care

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Digital scholarship

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Endangered archives

Endangered archives

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English and drama

English and drama

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European studies

European studies

Exploring Europe at the British Library

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Innovation and enterprise

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Behind the scenes at the British Library

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Medieval manuscripts

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Music

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Sound and vision

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The Newsroom

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UK web archive

UK web archive

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Untold lives

Untold lives

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