Tag Archives: books

Magic, Witchcraft and Folklore

A slightly belated Halloween related post, but there are 2 exhibitions currently showing magic and witchcraft related objects, and we have searched our shelves for some of our spookier items for display… The British Library has ‘Harry Potter: A History … 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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Money Money Money

The new polymer £10 note featuring Jane Austen is to go into circulation on September the 14th, and the Bank of England Museum are commemorating the event with an exhibition exploring the literary connections of the bank. Aldgate library has … Continue reading

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Upholstery Display

Short Courses at The Cass are sponsoring a panel discussion at the Geffrye Museum in Shoreditch,  exploring the issues around upholstery, sustainability and throwaway culture. Upholstery has a long history here at London Met, in its many guises over the … Continue reading

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Tate Library and Archive show and tell

Did you know Tate’s Library and Archive (based at Tate Britain) do a monthly show and tell on the first Friday of the month? These events are organised by the Library and Archive staff, offering a unique chance to have … Continue reading

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Animals and nature display

To coincide with the current exhibition at the Wellcome Collection, ‘Making Nature: How We See Animals’, we have collated a display of animal themed books in Aldgate Library. It includes books on artists and illustrators who depict animals or use … Continue reading

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Celebrate libraries at the British Library

Are you passionate about libraries? Hopefully, if you are reading this! The British Library have a season of events coming up, ‘Between the Sheets’ which celebrate and consider the role libraries play in our past, present and future. The season … Continue reading

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Water For Life display

February is spotlight on water in London Met’s environment sustainability action areas, to help promote this we have put together a display of some water themed books from Aldgate library’s collection. From paintings by Turner, Whistler or Hockney or the iconic … Continue reading

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Map it Out

To coincide with the current exhibition at the British Library ‘Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line’, we have put together a display of some of our map related books in Aldgate Library. Maps have long been a source … Continue reading

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