Tag Archives: “art history”

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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Frida Kahlo Resources

Are you a fan of the icon that is Frida Kahlo? Then there is double reason to rejoice; as well as the extraordinary new exhibition at the V & A, ‘Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up‘ a new online project … 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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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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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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Humphry Repton 200

24th of March marks the 200th anniversary of the English Landscape Gardener Humphry Repton’s death, and to celebrate his life and work the Gardens Trust and other organisations are putting on events throughout 2018, including walks, cycle rides, exhibitions and … Continue reading

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Queer Publishing conference

From Oscar Wilde to Star Trek, explore the world of queer publishing at this one day conference at Senate House Library  (University of London) on the 16th of March. This is part of their ‘Queer Between The Covers’ season with talks … Continue reading

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The Met Museum adds thousands of copyright free images online

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has released thousands of its works of art online to the public domain, in a new ‘Open Access’ initiative, in collaboration with Creative Commons (a non-profit organisation that aims to promote the … Continue reading

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Artists and Archives talks in January

January sees a couple of interesting talks coming up at BFI and Tate Britain libraries about artists and archives: BFI Reuben Library, Monday 15th January, 18:30 The Artist in the Archive and the Library + Q&A with Luke Fowler Turner … Continue reading

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