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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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Bauhaus 100

2019 sees the centenary of the visionary art school, The Bauhaus, which opened in 1919. As Cass lecturer Patrick Brill (AKA Bob and Roberta Smith, who teaches Fine Art here), once described the Cass as the ‘Aldgate Bauhaus’, we couldn’t let … 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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The Power of Print

We’ve been digging out some of our magazines, zines and journals from the archives to display, inspired by the current exhibition ‘Print! Tearing It Up’ at Somerset House, which explores the history of British independent magazine publishing. We have many … Continue reading

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Women of Colour Index (WOCI) Reading Group, Tate Britain

The Women of Colour Index (WOCI) Reading Group was set up in 2016 by artists Samia Malik, Michelle Williams Gamaker and Rehana Zaman, and meet on a monthly basis to discuss work within the Women of Colour Index . The Women … Continue reading

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Leeds Art Libraries Showcase

If you are in or nearby Leeds next week, there is a free event showcasing the collections of art libraries in the city. Showcasing Leeds Art Libraries: Stories from the Collection is on Tuesday the 17th of April from 14:00 … Continue reading

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London Met Libraries now on Copac

Records form London Met Libraries are now available on Copac. Copac is a research tool which brings together the catalogues of over 100 major UK and Irish libraries, including the British Library, many university libraries and specialist research libraries. When … Continue reading

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Libraries Week

This week (9-14th October) is the first ever libraries week (Replacing National Libraries Day – obviously a day is just not enough to celebrate all the wonderful libraries out there!). Libraries up and down the country will be putting on … Continue reading

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Cycle September

Cycle September is here, and there’s only one thing for it – look at some books on bicycle design or consider how the bicycle can be a work of art. Marcel Duchamp managed famously with one of his first readymades … Continue reading

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London History Day

Historic England will be celebrating its first ever London History Day on the 31st of May – the date that Big Ben first began keeping time in 1859! There will be special displays and one off events for one day … Continue reading

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