British Library, London
Joined on 26 June, 2011
We’re taking inspiration from #MuseumFromHome and @BodCons and sharing what our conservation team have been up to from home. Our studio may be empty but we’re still busy! Keep reading this thread to see what we've been doing.
We've just published another of our #Japanese design books on the @universalviewer: 蝶千種 (Chō senshu, '1000 Butterflies') by Kamisaka Sekka.
Why not have a go at a butterfly #sudoku based on images from the book?
Fancy drawing some beautiful butterflies this #BankHolidayMonday?
the suffix -y is not only common in English, but also extremely productive - we can add it to practically anything to make an adjective (e.g. Twittery)
-y comes from Old English -iġ and is a relative of Latin -icus, which we also find in many English words (like 'poetic')
In 1974 architect MJ Long started designing the new—now Grade I listed—British Library, while her newborn daughter slept. She also designed university libraries; the National Maritime Museum, Falmouth; and the restoration of Porthmeor Studios, St Ives.
If you love experimenting or expressing yourself with #collage here's an ace blog post on how to assemble collages using the million plus openly licensed #publicdomain digitised images on the British Library’s Flickr account #BLisOpen #LetsGetDigital💻💪🌍
Showed the kids this collage guide from the BL & they created some fab images
Isn't this divine?
The Kelmscott Chaucer is looked after by our friends @BLprintheritage (do give them a follow).
It was published by William Morris in 1896, with illustrations designed by Edward Burne-Jones, who described it as 'like a pocket cathedral'.
Today there was a knock on my door and I found a couple of 12-year old kids outside offering to wash cars for a bit of cash and because they are bored. I had a little think and debated on balance they were probably not going to lure me somewhere and steal my car or mug me 1/