Category Archives: art collections

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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Botanical Illustration at the V & A National Art Library

If Botanical Illustration is your kind of thing then get yourself to the V & A National Art Library on Monday 6th August for a self-led workshop, where you can delve into some of their collections of botanical illustration from … Continue reading

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Artists’ Book Fairs and Symposium

Strange Perfume The LGBTQIA book Fair ‘Strange Perfume‘, which focuses mainly on artists’ books and printed matter, will be at the South London Gallery on 25th and 26th of May. There is a programme of events and stands from an … 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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Zines and small publishers fair

The small publishers fair is back today and tomorrow in Conway Hall, Holborn. A chance to peruse and buy books, zines and more by independent artists and designers (often directly from the artists themselves), the fair has been going since … Continue reading

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Iniva’s Stuart Hall Library now opening Saturdays

Starting this Saturday, 21st October, Iniva’s Stuart Hall Library will be open on Saturdays between 12pm-6pm. If you haven’t visited The Stuart Hall Library before, it is only around the corner from Aldgate Library, (1 Rivington Place in Shoreditch) and … Continue reading

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Tate Library and Archive show and tell

Did you know Tate’s Library and Archive (based at Tate Britain) do a monthly show and tell on the first Friday of the month? These events are organised by the Library and Archive staff, offering a unique chance to have … Continue reading

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Animals and nature display

To coincide with the current exhibition at the Wellcome Collection, ‘Making Nature: How We See Animals’, we have collated a display of animal themed books in Aldgate Library. It includes books on artists and illustrators who depict animals or use … Continue reading

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Government Art Collection

Did you know the UK Government own a collection of art? The role of the collection is ‘to promote British art while contributing to cultural diplomacy’, and pieces are selected to be displayed in government buildings in the UK (including … Continue reading

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