Tag Archives: “art history”

Plastic Population

It has been Green Week all this week at London Metropolitan University, with many events going on, including visiting our bees (at Holloway Road campus), introduction of coffee cup recycling points and charity pop up stalls amongst many more! For … 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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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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Censorship

This weekend will be your last chance to catch the Censored! Stage, Screen, Society at 50 exhibition at the V&A, as well as our library display at Aldgate Library on the topic. 2018 marked the 50th anniversary of the end … 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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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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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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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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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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