Sunday, 13 May 2012

British Library

Trish Reeve from West Bridgeford branch has identified a very interesting article in today's times (12th May)  in the review part about a new exhibition in the British library, London SW1 showing until September 25th.  
Click here to link to the British Library site
'An exhibition covering a timespan from Geoffrey Chaucer to J.G. Ballard and displaying letters, photographs, song lyrics and manuscripts.  It looks at how profoundly a sense of the British landscape has permeated the nation's literary works.'

Suella Postles also from West Bridgford branch says she is an enthusiastic  long term user of archives for both historic and genealogical research in her former museum employment (now retired).
Suella feels that 'Archive' as an introductory description is very incomplete. It doesn't identify the plethora of  things like maps, broadsheets, family trees, building plans, photographs, artwork, diaries etc. Essentially archives are about people,  and their histories as well as the institutions that influenced their lives.

Nottinghamshire Archives has an online exhibition which changes regularly click here to view the latest indenture

Grateful thanks to Suella and Trish and please keep your ideas and suggestions coming

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