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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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Year of The Dog

February the 16th saw the new Chinese New Year begin, and 2018 is the year of the dog – a great excuse for a display about dogs in Aldgate Library! From paintings by George Stubbs to David Hockney,  photography by … Continue reading

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Free online collection of Nature and Botanical Illustrations

The Biodiversity Heritage Library  is a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries across the globe that cooperate to digitise their respective heritage collections of  biodiversity literature, and to make it open access. There are thousands of images of the natural … Continue reading

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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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Graphic Design

The Wellcome Collection’s current exhibition ‘Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?’ explores the relationship between graphic design and health. The Wellcome Collection  is a free museum and library exploring health, life and our place in the world on Euston Road in … Continue reading

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World Honey Bee Day

August the 19th is World Honey Bee Day, and London Metropolitan University will be celebrating on Friday 18th August with trips for staff and students to see our own honey bee hives on the top of the Rocket building at the … Continue reading

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Paolozzi and Pop

We are lucky enough to be based just around the corner from the fantastic Whitechapel Gallery, who are currently hosting a fabulous exhibition by Eduardo Paolozzi the ‘godfather of pop’. Earlier this year his famous mosaics at Tottenham Court Road … Continue reading

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Talwin Morris on VADS database

VADS (Visual Arts Data Service) is the online resource for visual arts, and they have just launched one of the world’s largest collections of Art Nouveau designs for book covers by Talwin Morris. The collection is held by Glasgow School of Art … 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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Photomonth

Photomonth is a festival of photography across East London during October and November. Exhibitions and events take place at a variety of galleries and venues across the area, celebrating the diversity of contemporary photography. The Cass staff and alumni  have … Continue reading

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