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This shows additions to the British Museum built in the 1930s to provide space for the Library department. In the centra...
The King’s Library was the first part of Sir Robert Smirke’s new British Museum to be constructed. It was built between ...
Soon after its inauguration in 1838, the north wing of the new British Museum was completely filled with books. Work on...
Lack of reading room space in the British Museum led Antonio Panizzi (1797-1879), the Keeper of Printed Books, to sugges...
Facsimilie of copperplate engraving
Montagu House was built in Bloomsbury by the Duke of Montagu (1638-1709) in 1676. It was rebuilt after a fire in 1686 an...