Friendship Before Facebook: Social Networks in a Pre-Digital Age

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From the friendship album of Moyses Walens of Cologne, Add MS 18991, 1605-1615.

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26 February – 12 May 2019

How were friends selected, collected and put on display, before the digital era? Explore the Library’s collection of pocket-sized friendship albums – made between the 16th and 19th centuries – full of celebrity autographs, music, miniature paintings and bawdy lift-the-flap pictures.

Image: From the friendship album of Moyses Walens of Cologne, Add MS 18991, 1605-1615. 

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Name: Friendship Before Facebook: Social Networks in a Pre-Digital Age
Where: The Sir John Ritblat: Treasures Gallery
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When: Monday to Sunday
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