Category Archives: Archives

Archives for the future

We are currently living through a historic time. When we want to research historic moments we often go to archives and museums specialising in that area or subject. In the future it is likely the extraordinary time we are living … Continue reading

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Copyright free images

Are you looking for images you can use without having to worry about copyright?  Most images you can find on the internet will have some kind of copyright, even if there is nothing to indicate it. It’s important to check … Continue reading

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Time to vote!

With the election fast approaching, we have put up a display in Aldgate library tying in Art and Politics (a vast subject!). Did you know Parliament has its own art collection?  It is jointly owned by the House of Commons … Continue reading

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Sound archives and exhibitions

South London Gallery: Her Noise Currently on display at the South London Gallery is a selection of items from the ‘Her Noise’ archive, which is held at London College of Communication as part of their Archives and Special Collections. Her … Continue reading

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Bummock- Artists in Archives

Bummock refers to the unseen part of an Iceberg, and artists Andrew Bracey Danica Maier and Lucy Renton have been rummaging, exploring and making in unseen parts of the Lace Archive, Nottingham over the last couple of years. This is … 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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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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South London Gallery Archive

The South London Gallery recently opened its second venue in the Former Peckham Road Fire Station, and as part of the re-development have improved access to their archives. There are a series of Open Archive sessions, where you can drop … Continue reading

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