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

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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.

News

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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Blog posts

History from Between: Global Circulations of the Past in East Asia and Europe

Monday, January 7, 2019

The East Asian Uses of the European Past project, funded by the Humanities in the European Research Area, in collaboration with the British Library, is proud to announce a one-day conference on 1 April 2019 to discuss the creation of...

Round up of our Manuscripts in the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms conference

Saturday, January 5, 2019

On 13 and 14 December 2018, twenty-two world-leading experts on Anglo-Saxon manuscripts gathered at the British Library to present their research to an international audience of over 250 academics, postgraduate students, library professionals and members of the public. This major...

Launch of The Polonsky Foundation Pre-1200 Project

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Today we are celebrating with our esteemed colleagues from the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Together we have digitised and re-catalogued 800 medieval manuscripts from England and France. We have also created two bilingual web resources making these manuscripts available freely...

A missal not to be missed

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

One of the British Library's illuminated manuscripts is now on display, with a selection of other stunning objects, at a new exhibition exploring the life and times of the powerful bibliophile duchess, Mary of Guelders (1378–1427). You can visit the...

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