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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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Talwin Morris on VADS database

VADS (Visual Arts Data Service) is the online resource for visual arts, and they have just launched one of the world’s largest collections of Art Nouveau designs for book covers by Talwin Morris. The collection is held by Glasgow School of Art … Continue reading

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videos and cassettes

If you prefer your library material pre-digital, why not check out these events: The Tiny Library at Peckham Pelican On 18th March the Tiny Library, ‘ a travelling exhibition space that uses repurposed audio cassette carry cases, to showcase and … 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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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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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

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Government Art Collection

Did you know the UK Government own a collection of art? The role of the collection is ‘to promote British art while contributing to cultural diplomacy’, and pieces are selected to be displayed in government buildings in the UK (including … 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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