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Our international activities include project partnerships and correspondence with diplomatic representatives.

We welcome opportunities to collaborate at curatorial, strategic and technical levels. If you are an overseas professional and would like to learn more, please talk to our International Office team.

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International networks and the British Library

We take a professional leadership role in the world's network of national libraries

The British Library's international partnerships

The British Library engages with regions of the world whose cultures and histories are strongly reflected in our collections.

Blog posts

Uncovering Free Ports in the Colonial Caribbean

Monday, January 10, 2022

R. Grant Kleiser is a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University, New York City, and was an Eccles Centre Visiting Fellow 2021. During my time as an Eccles Centre Visiting Fellow at the British Library, I was interested in material concerning...

'Strangers' in Tudor England and Stewart Scotland

Saturday, November 13, 2021

In Tudor England and Stewart Scotland foreigners were termed ‘aliens’ or ‘strangers’. They settled mainly in southern and eastern England and eastern Scotland, either for short periods or more permanently. While often welcomed for their skills and experience or because...

Columbus and the Idea of Cuba

Friday, July 30, 2021

This blog by JS Tennant is part of a special Summer Scholars blog series highlighting recent research across the British Library's Americas collections by scholars and creatives associated with the Eccles Centre, including those supported by the Centre's Awards. Like...

Euro 2020: the medieval manuscript version

Saturday, July 10, 2021

One thousand years. That's how long Euro 20 seems to have been running. It's the summer when football officially came home — provided, that is, you live in Baku, St Petersburg or Budapest. In time-honoured fashion, we have selected our...

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British Library launches bilingual website showcasing 1,300 Hebrew manuscript treasures

20 November 2017

The British Library's first ever bilingual web resource shows off its collection of Hebrew manuscripts

Two Centuries of Indian Print project shortlisted for Newton Prize

27 October 2017

Recognising the digitisation project

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