Category Archives: Library books

Paolozzi and Pop

We are lucky enough to be based just around the corner from the fantastic Whitechapel Gallery, who are currently hosting a fabulous exhibition by Eduardo Paolozzi the ‘godfather of pop’. Earlier this year his famous mosaics at Tottenham Court Road … Continue reading

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Animals and nature display

To coincide with the current exhibition at the Wellcome Collection, ‘Making Nature: How We See Animals’, we have collated a display of animal themed books in Aldgate Library. It includes books on artists and illustrators who depict animals or use … Continue reading

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Celebrate libraries at the British Library

Are you passionate about libraries? Hopefully, if you are reading this! The British Library have a season of events coming up, ‘Between the Sheets’ which celebrate and consider the role libraries play in our past, present and future. The season … Continue reading

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Water For Life display

February is spotlight on water in London Met’s environment sustainability action areas, to help promote this we have put together a display of some water themed books from Aldgate library’s collection. From paintings by Turner, Whistler or Hockney or the iconic … Continue reading

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Map it Out

To coincide with the current exhibition at the British Library ‘Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line’, we have put together a display of some of our map related books in Aldgate Library. Maps have long been a source … Continue reading

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Artists in Residence in Libraries

As well as the resources contained in libraries, the library environment itself can be a source of inspiration for many artists. Artists in residence in libraries has been an ongoing practice for many years, from public libraries to academic and … Continue reading

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London Animation Festival

Inspiring all you animators out there, our current display in Aldgate library is to coincide with the London Animation Festival. “Founded in 2003, LIAF aims to dispel the popular misconception that animation is just cartoons for kids by screening the … Continue reading

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Green is Gorgeous

Aldgate library has been helping to promote Green London Met  with a display of ‘green’ related books, including green design and eco fashion, and also some materials from the materials and products library made from sustainable material. For those who have … Continue reading

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War Artists

As Remembrance day approaches, and the Paul Nash exhibition at Tate Britain opens, we can consider the role artists take in war time. War artists depict aspects of war through art, exploring aspects of violence and social changes, often not … Continue reading

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Photomonth

Photomonth is a festival of photography across East London during October and November. Exhibitions and events take place at a variety of galleries and venues across the area, celebrating the diversity of contemporary photography. The Cass staff and alumni  have … Continue reading

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