Topic: British Library

Gay UK: Love, Law and Liberty at the British Library, London...

Sixteen-year-old Adi Kesaia, reviews the Gay UK: Love, Law and Liberty exhibition at the British Library. This moving exhibition tells the story of how far we have come in the past 122 years.

Equality for the LGBTQ community in the UK has come a long way and it is often easy to … Read more

Added: July 1, 2017Comments: 0

Alice in Wonderland at the British Library and a round-up of other Alice events...

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll’s much-loved Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the British Library have raided their archive to show how Alice and her friends have influenced the world and adapted to its changes in the decades since. Kids in Museums’ volunteer, Joe Carroll, went … Read more

Added: December 10, 2015Comments: 0

West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song at the British Library...

Being of West African heritage, Kids in Museums trustee Rosemary Laryea was curious to find out how her history was presented in the new British Library exhibition, West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song, and more importantly why the curators had chosen her culture to exhibit.

What a pleasant surprise it was to … Read more

Added: November 19, 2015Comments: 0

Animal Tales at the British Library...

Kids in Museums’ volunteer Lois Keith took a look at a new free British Library exhibition exploring animals on the page.

This exhibition goes on the trail of animals on the page, asking why they have come to play such an important role in literature for adults and children alike. Using … Read more

Added: September 14, 2015Comments: 0

New research reveals that young people are struggling to understand the classics...

The British Library has posted over 1,000 of its greatest literary treasures online in a new website Discovering Literature – including the manuscripts of Blake, Wordsworth, Shelley, Keats, Austen, Dickens and Wilde, as well as the largest collection of childhood writings by the Bronte sisters. The unique scripts … Read more

Added: May 28, 2014Comments: 0

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