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Creative States of Mind: a new collection of interviews exploring artists and the creative process

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

What does it feel like to be an artist? Patricia Townsend spoke to professional artists to find out and the interviews are now available at the British Library.

BL Labs 2018 Teaching & Learning Award Runner Up: 'Pocahontas and After'

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

This guest blog is by Border Crossing, the 2018 BL Labs Teaching & Learning Award Runners Up, for their project, 'Pocahontas and After'. Two images, each showing two young women dressed to show their culture, their pride, their sense of...

It All Adds Up: a Quick Look at Chronograms

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

For centuries writers and printers have enjoyed using words on a page to make patterns and puzzles. Acrostics, rebuses and pattern poems are all examples of this. Another is the chronogram. The Oxford English Dictionary defines a chronogram as “a...

Remembering Andrea Levy

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

By Zoë Wilcox, Curator of Contemporary Archives and Manuscripts It was with great sadness that I heard the news of Andrea Levy’s death on Friday. She had been very supportive of our Windrush exhibition, for which she leant the Library...

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