Category Archives: Digital online archive

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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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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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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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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All things map

Currently on at Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft, is an exhibition celebrating Max Gill and his extraordinary maps among many other art works. There is a talk coming up this Tuesday 4th December at the St Brides Foundation, as … Continue reading

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American Animals

Have you been to seen the film American Animals yet? It’s all about some students trying to steal valuable books from their university library! One of the books in question is a rare volume of Birds of America by James … Continue reading

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Local History

Aldgate library, in the Calcutta House building,  is based in an area of London steeped in social and political history, and has inspired artists, writers and photographers for centuries. Currently on at Gallery 46 in Whitechapel is a photographic exhibition … Continue reading

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Frida Kahlo Resources

Are you a fan of the icon that is Frida Kahlo? Then there is double reason to rejoice; as well as the extraordinary new exhibition at the V & A, ‘Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up‘ a new online project … Continue reading

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