Special Collections

Worth Ten Thousand Words

The collections of printed illustrated books in Senate House Library are a particularly rich and varied resource. They reflect the history of book illustration from the birth of printing in the fifteenth century to modern times. To give an insight into the sheer variety of material, some of the books on display will be changed from time to time over the period the exhibition is running.
1 Jan 2003
Special Collections

Book Conservation: A Co-operative Venture with Camberwell College of Arts

9 October – 10 November 2000 Senate House Library has mounted an exhibition on book conservation to show the importance of work being undertaken in this area. During 1999, the Library made available books needing conservation for use as project material by MA students in Conservation at Camberwell College of Arts. Conservation was carried out to a specification agreed between the students and teachers of the College and Historic Collection staff of Senate House Library.
5 Oct 2000
Special Collections

The Goldsmiths' Library Exhibition

East India Company: London : Printed by J. Richardson, for Samuel Tidmarsh, 1688. The printed material in the Goldsmiths’ Library of Economic Literature was fully catalogued in a major project during 1995 to 2000, thanks to funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). To celebrate the successful completion of this project, an exhibition of treasures from the Library was mounted in the Exhibition Hall. This has now been re-created, to illustrate the riches available to researchers.
5 Jun 2000
Special Collections

A Degree of Excellence: The Centenary of the Federal University of London

Newscutting from the New York Herald, 1907, and dinner programme, marking the visit of the University of London to the University of Paris. Reciprocal events were organised to celebrate the 'intellectual entente cordiale' between both institutions.] An Exhibition celebrating 100 years of achievement in teaching and research since the University’s reconstitution in 1900.
5 Feb 2000
Special Collections

Irish Writing – English Reading

6 May 1999 – Late August 1999 A collaboration between the Special Collections at Senate House Library and the Early Printed Books department at Trinity College Library, Dublin. Featured are Irish writers, poets and dramatists from the early nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century who were popular with both English readers and audiences. A variety of images of Ireland and the Irish are presented, from the early Irish poetry translated into English by the remarkable Charlotte Brooke in 1789, to the hunting and partying Anglo-Irish aristocrats of the novels of Molly Keane.
6 May 1999
Special Collections

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