Category Archives: External archives and libraries

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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Transnational Comics Symposium

London College of Communication are hosting a symposium ‘ Crossing Borders, Boundaries, and Cultures: Studies in Transnational Comics’ which broadly engages with issues of comics and transnational exchange. Papers presented will consider how comics can cross national and cultural boundaries in … Continue reading

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LGBTQAI+ History Month Display

As part of the celebrations all this month at London Met for LGBTQAI+ History Month, we have put a display up in Aldgate library featuring some of our relevant titles. The TUC (Trades Union Congress) Library (part of our Special … 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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Objects of Dissent talk and Resistance publication

If your New Year Resolution is to take more interest in political protests and their history, then there are a couple of events in the next few days that might be for you: Saturday 12th January, Conway Hall, WC1R 4RL  … Continue reading

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South London Gallery Archive

The South London Gallery recently opened its second venue in the Former Peckham Road Fire Station, and as part of the re-development have improved access to their archives. There are a series of Open Archive sessions, where you can drop … Continue reading

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Daylighting event at Wellcome Collection

Daylighting is a 4 day event at the Wellcome Collection, London, exploring the interconnections of art, activism, performance, politics, health and print, and challenging  existing archives and systems of knowledge. The programme of events, which takes place 18 – 21st October  … Continue reading

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Sound effects

Did you know Aldgate library has a selection of sound effects on CD/DVD? From crowd noises to animals and nature and ‘England’ there’s a whole host of noises to uncover for your film/music/art projects. These can all be found in … 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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