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.
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: 1623, 1632, 1664 and 1685.
Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, 150 years old this year, was a landmark in children’s fiction for narrating a nonsense story with no moral purpose.
Do you believe in ghosts? Senate House Library’s collections include extensive visual and textual resources pertaining to the paranormal investigations of Harry Price and the psychical research of Eric Dingwall to help you answer that question.