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Considerations about a “white helmet with blue dots”: a headdress from Central Tibet

Just recently Trine Brox and Miriam Koktvedgaard Zeitzen introduced an object from Prince Peter’s collection in a short blog. The object was called “jewelled skull cap” in Prince Peter’s reports and letters. 860 more words

Knowledge Recovery

He was my music teacher!

Love for music is innate in me, music makes me feel complete!

Usually, after coming from office, I turn on my TV. It’s not that I seat and watch the shows, but I keep my ears open so that I am aware of what’s going on in my home town. 874 more words


Two new Harry Potter books to coincide with British Library exhibition

Two new Harry Potter books, featuring previously unseen material from the Bloomsbury archives and JK Rowling, will be published in October. 305 more words


¶ Caviceo — Dialogue treselegant intitule le Peregrin (1527)

Caviceo, Jacopo. Dialogue treselegant intitule le Peregrin. Paris: Galliot du Pre, 1527.

Illustrated. With a bibliographical note by Sydney Cockerell.

Provenance: Louis Alexandre de Bourbon, Count of Toulouse. 23 more words

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Miraculous Mysteries: British Library Crime Classics - Locked Rooms and Impossible Murders

The British Library crime classics series, up to 50 books at the time of writing, has been getting better and better. The team have been digging our more obscure titles, and republishing classics that should be better known. 1,988 more words

Locked Room Mysteries

Around the Corner—Caribbean In/Securities and Creativity: Diasporic Dialogues

Not to be missed: “Caribbean In/Securities and Creativity: Diasporic Dialogues” will take place on Sunday, June 25, and Monday, June 26, 2017 at The Knowledge Centre, British Library (at 96 Euston Road), London, United Kingdom. 282 more words


Golden Age Crime: Bodies from the Library event and Elizabeth Daly

I’m just back from an excellent event which was held in in the British Library on Saturday. Bodies from the Library is now in its third year and attracted a record number of attendees this time around. 1,574 more words

Bodies From The Library