Category Archives: Uncategorized

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

Share
Posted in art collections, Exhibitions, External archives and libraries, Library books, Library Collections, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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

Share
Posted in event, Library books, Library Collections, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Comments Off

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

Share
Posted in event, Library books, Library Collections, Library news, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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

Share
Posted in Databases, Exhibitions, Library books, Library Collections, Library e-resources, Maps, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

London Anime and Gaming Con

The London Anime and Gaming Con  is once again being hosted at London Met, in the rocket complex at Holloway Road, 3 – 5th February 2017. If you are a fan of anime, manga or gaming, this fun and friendly convention … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

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

Share
Posted in Library books, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off

John Berger

To mark the death of art critic, essayist, novelist (as well as artist) John Berger on January 2nd, we have put a small display up of just a few of the many books we have in the library written by … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

The Architecture Programme at the RA

The Royal Academy hosts talks, performances, exhibitions and debates about architecture’s relationship with film, history, art , gender and more. See the new programme of events for February – April here, including talks on concrete fetishes and everyday modernism. If you … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Audio, event, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

New Zealand too far to go for an exhibition? Well look online!

For those of you interested in Artists’ Books/Book Art/ Letterpress etc this exhibition in the University of Otago Library Special Collections looks great! A bit far to go? Well most of the content is shared on line. The exhibition is … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Exhibitions, External archives and libraries, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Open your mind to mental health

In Aldgate library we have put together a display of books on artists who portrayed mental illness, or who were considered ‘mad’ themselves. As we also have many law books here, you can also read about the mental health act, … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off