Monthly Archives: June 2017

Maritime Museum- Greenwhich

Our first stop of the week for class was at the Maritime Museum in Greenwhich. Collections related to British sea life and culture are kept here.   I really appreciated the different collections on their catalogue for people to browse … Continue reading

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Blythe House

Today’s class was at Blythe House which is an offsite storage space for the Natrual History Museum, British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum and Library. Sites like these are important as much of musuem’s collections are not on … Continue reading

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The British Library’s Conservation Centre

I was really looking forward to this tour as I have no knowledge of book conservation. We got to talk to 3 conservationists and see what they were working on. Again, what is interesting about the British Library is that … Continue reading

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The British Library

Today’s adventure was to the British Library in London. The British Library used to be part of the British Museum but seperated in the 1970s and it’s new home, just down from King’s Cross Station, officially opened in 1998. The … Continue reading

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The Barbican Library

The Barbican is one of three lending libraries of London’s square mile. It serves a population of 11,000 residents, though anyone that visits this part of London often can have a library card.  The area was heavily bombed during WWII … Continue reading

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Victoria and Albert National Art Library

Our first class for the British Studies Library Science Program was at the Victoria and Albert National Art Library. This library is a public library and also serves the National Art Museum. This library’s collection deals with all types of … Continue reading

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