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International Women’s Day resources

8th March is International Women’s Day, so a great reason to promote some of the online resources you can use to discover  information about inspirational women, not just in art and design, but across other subjects. As London Met students … Continue reading

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New online library resources

London Met Libraries have been able to buy more online resources, due to the ongoing pandemic, and our physical libraries currently being closed again (January 2021). You can find more information in our library news section, but a few highlights … Continue reading

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VADS images resource new website

VADS (Visual Arts Data Service) is a unique repository of images created and managed by the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) Library. They have just released a new website, and the updated VADS offers improved access to its archive … Continue reading

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Youth Culture

To coincide with the launch of an online archive of over 16000 images of youth culture by the Museum of Youth Culture in partnership with Google Arts and Culture, we have put together a display in Aldgate Library on this … Continue reading

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Film posters galore!

Monday 28th of January sees  a talk at the BFI Reuben library about film posters and whether they inspire watching films. There will be a slideshow to explore examples of fantastic film posters, from classics to obscurities, presented by BFI … Continue reading

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The Greatest Show on Earth!

2018 marks the 250th anniversary of the modern circus, and throughout most of April CircusFest is happening in London, which ‘…celebrates the future of circus: daring and diverse, punky and poetic’. The Round House is hosting most of the events, … Continue reading

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Year of The Dog

February the 16th saw the new Chinese New Year begin, and 2018 is the year of the dog – a great excuse for a display about dogs in Aldgate Library! From paintings by George Stubbs to David Hockney,  photography by … Continue reading

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Ultra Violet

Towards the end of last year those colour experts at Pantone announced that 2018 would be the year of Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet. Described as ‘a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade…Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that … Continue reading

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200,000 design objects digitised by the Smithsonian Design Museum

And more to come! The Smithsonian Design Museum, also known as Cooper Hewitt, in New York has digitised a staggering 200,000 objects from its collection which can be viewed online. How do you start to use such a huge online … Continue reading

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Cycle September

Cycle September is here, and there’s only one thing for it – look at some books on bicycle design or consider how the bicycle can be a work of art. Marcel Duchamp managed famously with one of his first readymades … Continue reading

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