Category Archives: External archives and libraries

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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Beautiful books online

London Met has thousands of E-books available online, but if you are missing our wonderful art books in the library, where else can you find beautiful ones online to browse? Some places such as the British Library and Oxford University … 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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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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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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Zine collections

As July is International Zine Month, it’s the perfect time to mention that the Tate Library is about to launch its zine collection, with a special event on Friday August 2nd, 12 -2pm. The Tate Library has been collecting zines … 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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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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