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Mr Robertson and the Great Stupa at Amaravati

Thursday, February 22, 2018

In the British Museum’s Asahi Shimbun Gallery there is a permanent display of sculptures from Amaravati Stupa. These beautifully carved limestone sculptures originally surrounded a massive Buddhist monument in Andhra Pradesh, India. It was constructed between the 3rd Century BC...

Harry Potter meets the Middle Ages

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Harry Potter: A History of Magic has been a rip-roaring success. Not only has every session of every day of our exhibition sold out (a first for the British Library), and not only did we sell more advance tickets than...

The top 10 tips for starting up an online business from the experts

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

We gathered a panel of experts who have all made a success of running a business online, to find out what helped or hindered them. The panel consisted of Tom Adeyoola, Founder and CEO of Metail, Rikke Rosenlund, Founder of...

BL Labs 2017 Symposium: Opening up the British Library’s Early Indian Printed Books Collection (Staff Award Winner)

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Making the British Library’s valuable collection of early Bengali books more accessible to researchers and the general public around the world rests heavily on the collaborative work undertaken across different teams of the library and partners in the UK and...

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