Author Archives: Anna

Creating timelines

Some time ago we posted an article on creating online timelines using a tool called Dipty, which allowed you to create, embed and share free image, video and audio timelines online. This was a very useful tool for teaching and … Continue reading

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Zine collections

As July is International Zine Month, it’s the perfect time to mention that the Tate Library is about to launch its zine collection, with a special event on Friday August 2nd, 12 -2pm. The Tate Library has been collecting zines … Continue reading

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What’s Your Type?

In commemoration of the current exhibition Writing Making Your Mark at the British Library, we have put together a display of font and typeface related books at Aldgate Library, including a selection of artists who use text in their practice. … Continue reading

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Book of Kells now online

Did you know the Irish national treasure and one of the worlds finest examples of Medieval illuminated manuscripts, the Book of Kells, can now be viewed online? Thanks to a huge digitisation project by Trinity College Library, Dublin, the entire … Continue reading

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Adore Dior

With the record breaking Christian Dior exhibition currently wowing V & A visitors, (all sold out for its entire run!) we thought we would pay homage with a display of some of our Dior items in Aldgate Library, which has … Continue reading

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Wallpaper

I came across this great article on the BBC culture site about the history of wallpaper – did you know it used to be an offence punishable by death to forge wallpaper in England? And how did people allegedly die … Continue reading

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Plastic Population

It has been Green Week all this week at London Metropolitan University, with many events going on, including visiting our bees (at Holloway Road campus), introduction of coffee cup recycling points and charity pop up stalls amongst many more! For … Continue reading

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Transnational Comics Symposium

London College of Communication are hosting a symposium ‘ Crossing Borders, Boundaries, and Cultures: Studies in Transnational Comics’¬†which broadly engages with issues of comics and transnational exchange. Papers presented will consider how comics can cross national and cultural boundaries in … Continue reading

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LGBTQAI+ History Month Display

As part of the celebrations all this month at London Met for LGBTQAI+ History Month, we have put a display up in Aldgate library featuring some of our relevant titles. The TUC (Trades Union Congress) Library (part of our Special … Continue reading

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Bauhaus 100

2019 sees the centenary of the visionary art school, The Bauhaus, which opened in 1919. As Cass lecturer¬†Patrick Brill (AKA Bob and Roberta Smith, who teaches Fine Art here), once described the Cass as the ‘Aldgate Bauhaus’, we couldn’t let … Continue reading

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