Following her free lecture on the subject, Dr Karen Attar reflects on Shakespeare collection at Senate House Library.
Andrea Meyer Ludowisy takes a look at Germany’s fascination with The Bard, charting Shakespeare’s history in the country against the collections at Senate House Library.
A closer look at some of the first books to enter the University of London and become part of its library collection - around 185 volumes from medical practitioner, Nathaniel Vye, esq.
In 2016 Senate House Library is commemorating the quartercentenary of the death of William Shakespeare. This year’s Features of the Month celebrate books published in the same year as Shakespeare’s first four folios. This is the second book featured that was published in the same year as the First Folio, 1623.
Our exhibition explores how technological developments — from the earliest printed books, sketches and objects — generated new visual forms for artists. And drawing inspiration from universal themes of the natural and the divine, artists then transformed people’s perceptions of art.