Category Archives: Digital online archive

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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The Met Museum adds thousands of copyright free images online

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has released thousands of its works of art online to the public domain, in a new ‘Open Access’ initiative, in collaboration with Creative Commons (a non-profit organisation that aims to promote the … Continue reading

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Free online collection of Nature and Botanical Illustrations

The Biodiversity Heritage Library  is a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries across the globe that cooperate to digitise their respective heritage collections of  biodiversity literature, and to make it open access. There are thousands of images of the natural … 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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