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formerly India Office: dept of Prints, Drawings & Photographs @britishlibrary, + Fay Godwin, Kodak Archive & Fox Talbot collections (tweets by Malini & Nicole)

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@MollieArbuthnot @JesusCollegeCam Congratulations Mollie! 🎉 @Aysh48 5.04 !Today’s #Jigsaw challenge is this painting of the musical mode Gujari Ragini showing a lady seated outdoors, surrou… https://t.co/QnyCdVVFVd
11/27
2020
Deccan Softshell #Turtle or Leith's Softshell Turtle. Two views, shell and underside Watercolour, 1804-1805 BL N… https://t.co/I33ppwbOeb
11/26
2020
Maharaja Bakhat Singh enjoying 🥭💕 love this! https://t.co/YAzIiA18Le
11/25
2020
Entrance gatehouse to #Akbar's mausoleum, #Sikandra, c. 1830. Watercolour BL Add Or 338 https://t.co/eDjrl9aTE8
11/24
2020
I will be speaking @92Y with Dr. Ainsley M. Cameron of @cincyartmuseum Tuesday Nov 24 at 5p ET, on Intersections o… https://t.co/k2c6eR6ehw
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Interested in learning more about #Christian #Arabic #Bible Translations in the British Library Collections as well… https://t.co/rL9Ielo3ai
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11/23
2020
Here is the beginning of William Camden's Annals, one of the most important sources for understanding the reign of… https://t.co/XraP5remkJ
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11/21
2020
We recently digitised a 19th century Joga Pradīpikā manuscript on Hatha Yoga for the #TantraExhibitionhttps://t.co/7loRPlSAam
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Woman selling earthen toys to children, c. 1860 #WorldChildrensDay #Childrensplay BL Add Or 1440… https://t.co/e4XQLkwiAy
11/20
2020
Watercolour and body colour drawing of a monocled #cobra, c. 1820. #snakes #reptiles #naturalhistory BL NHD2/310 https://t.co/cDOtKUPWwR
11/19
2020
While the @foxtalbotmuseum is closed you can still enjoy a #VirtualVisit to our current #photography #exhibition -… https://t.co/IT4k5N27XB
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇“Here he comes, the Bard and Pir! Upon the banks of Thames River,/ May the English Shekkho-pir preside there foreve… https://t.co/7POYVe0gSk
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Here @upennlib we had a busy few days of acquisitions at auction during the end of October. My colleagues and I wr… https://t.co/vt3YdPwgcd
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Object, Story and Wonder: Museum Collections Revealed with the British Library. Watch this video by the… https://t.co/u6EVlSD1Me
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11/18
2020
New publication on Bodhgaya, coming early 2021 https://t.co/bJwh4HrkfE
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Photo of the #Nandi bull on Chamundi Hill near Mysore. The hill takes its name from the goddess Chamundi to whom a… https://t.co/sfszR8M6fp
11/17
2020
#JobAlert! @idp_uk Partners and Activities Coordinator at @britishlibrary (Part-time 3 days a week, 1 year contract… https://t.co/gJx9uZbywa
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11/16
2020
@SeemaRampersad Happy Diwali 🪔 Seema!
11/15
2020
Goddess #Kali took significant nationalist meaning during #Swadeshi period in #Bengal. She was worshipped by revolu… https://t.co/HaSCHvrVZU
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Celebrating the Hindu goddess Kālī, with long dishevelled hair and a protruding tongue. She is depicted wearing a g… https://t.co/HA6MTshwc3
11/14
2020
.@hkulib has launched its new Frank Fischbeck collection, a large collection of photographs from the 1860s to 2000s… https://t.co/7wqIbyIphv
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Happy Diwali! Today marks the start of the festive period where lights and lamps are lit to symbolise the triumph o… https://t.co/Cs3OKa6j0A
11/13
2020
@katherineschof8 @militaryhistori And you can see the terracotta model of Ami/Umee Chand in full 3-D digitised by… https://t.co/qPx6o0JEMWA lady leans on the bough of a tree holding a rose and listening to a 'vina' played by a girl Gouache with gold, D… https://t.co/MtQh3ZPJurMy ‘Knight v Snail’ mask just arrived! Here’s a link to a @BLMedieval post I wrote if anyone is unfamiliar with thi… https://t.co/SWDTe66rur
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Gold embroiderers in India Photographic print Photographer: Shivashanker Narayen 1873 "...gold wire made from gold… https://t.co/3dag0MRBaW
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11/12
2020
The Visual Arts team is now inviting applications for the doctoral placement scheme to work on the British Library… https://t.co/cdbnLVZhir
11/11
2020
On #WorldScienceDay we hail Anna Atkins 🙌 for giving us the first photographically illustrated book, ‘Photographs o… https://t.co/TVda51Ut55
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇How to research #WomenInScience 1601-1848 in the Modern Manuscript Collections @britishlibrary. #WorldScienceDay https://t.co/cCOCx2WWUb
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Interested in a PhD placement @britishlibrary starting next year? We have a number of placement opportunities for c… https://t.co/ofLZz3YoPd
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇 @byebye0376 Painted in Calcutta in 1821; you can read more about the Squirrel in the online catalogue entry: https://t.co/rryTrjLUgFA squirrel with a large nut, standing on a ground with mountainous background, and a study of one of its feet, by a… https://t.co/5PQciUi9ZW
11/10
2020
Vampire Bats socially distance when sick https://t.co/VXbcwQXlWH https://t.co/2ThOyX4GYe
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇View of the statue of #Narasimha at #Vijayanagara from the #Archaeological Survey of India, c 1880 The rock-cut sc… https://t.co/Zd3bX6YsZt
11/9
2020
Just in case anyone out there is focusing on #golf at the moment (surely not?!). The British Library's Golf Book,… https://t.co/2fV5FXJxEx
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11/7
2020
What do a sloth bear, moloch gibbon & a marsh crocodile have in common? Learn more about South Asian natural hist… https://t.co/XliynGxpGs
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10/30
2020
We’ve recently acquired Hans Georg Berger’s photographs of Libraries & Manuscripts of #Laos. Read about the collect… https://t.co/bXTzpFG2NkWhen you're writing about bats and need some images, @BL_DigiSchol have got you covered #halloween #bats #BLdigital https://t.co/aviR4nnGEA
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10/26
2020
Can't quite believe it - 3 years in the making & finally tickets for @britishlibrary Unfinished Business: the Figh… https://t.co/6sFuRUqCSX
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10/24
2020
Today’s #jigsaw challenge features a furry #feline who has just caught its prey: https://t.co/yBcHlawXiO BL NHD1/… https://t.co/xb2tetR8m4
10/23
2020
Celebrating the Hindu Goddess Durga in the early 19th century. Her triumph over the Buffalo Demon Mahisha is depic… https://t.co/bcI7NnS5O5
10/22
2020
The Goddess Durgā Slaying Mahiṣāsura, the Buffalo Demon, illustration from a manuscript of the Devī Māhātmya (‘Glor… https://t.co/SL5I7LYlTp
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10/21
2020
General view of the Dhamekh Stupa at #Sarnath where the #Buddha gave his first sermon. Taken in the 1870s for the A… https://t.co/OrqYQUPVOf
10/20
2020
1811, aged 12, found the skeleton of an ichthyosaur 1823, found the first complete skeleton of a plesiosaur Later u… https://t.co/cdmhWXI1JO
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10/18
2020
Another #FridayFun #Jigsaw! Here’s a folio from The Dara Shikoh Album showing a night #heron with a pink #lilyhttps://t.co/P03ZST3fl1
10/16
2020
📢 Our annual call for grant applications to digitise endangered historical material is now open! Due to the pandem… https://t.co/GXBCy2w6K1
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Here's Kosmic Kimono, our review of the @V_and_A exhibition Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk https://t.co/aIg3KJEnqh Ther… https://t.co/PL0oC0x76x
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Three views of a horned #fish, c. 1820. Pen and ink and wash, and water-colour. BL Add Or 4991 #NaturalHistoryhttps://t.co/VIasldmmKT
10/15
2020
Today from the #KTop, we give you this multi-flap drawing of a 17th century French lighthouse. 'Tour de Cordouan,… https://t.co/WsiJ1EnHjJ
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10/14
2020
View of the #Varaha statue at #Eran in Madhya Pradesh This colossal boar statue (11 feet high & 13 feet long) date… https://t.co/5lRyhu2ojL
10/13
2020
Another #animal themed #puzzle for today’s #Jigsaw Challenge! Here’s a #crocodile face to face with a #grasshopperhttps://t.co/16dbVasog4
10/9
2020
It’s #LibrariesWeek! 📚 So here’s a #Mughal miniature showing some book appreciation A prince #reading poetry to a… https://t.co/0XLeX4bp6oStream #FREE events, panel discussions, talks, interviews, podcasts and more on the new British Library Player!… https://t.co/usKdUHxeWD
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Unlocking historical maps of Southeast Asia: hear our curator of antiquarian mapping @TW_Harper discuss early map c… https://t.co/lYk9S2ulTR
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Explore natural history drawings from South Asia with Malini Roy @BL_VisualArts in this fascinating overview hosted… https://t.co/x0r4RZ2pp2
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10/7
2020
See our latest film as part of Object, Story, Wonder: Museum Collections Revealed with Dr Malini Roy of… https://t.co/NgbUYQk6pL
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Photo of the library at Lakshmi Vilas Palace in #Gujarat built for the Gaekwad Sayaji Rao III. It held c.20,000… https://t.co/z93XMPIIqCWatch Dr Imma Ramos, Curator of the South Asian collection at the @britishmuseum, in our latest series Object, Stor… https://t.co/WSkTdiD0Bc
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10/6
2020
This week I've rounded up 10 of the most inspiring art history books for children. Here they are:… https://t.co/AELluiYklm
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10/4
2020
Take a peek at the particularly fine plumage in this new blog post from @BLAsia_Africa, looking at birds in Thai ma… https://t.co/m0QMGr1iDZ
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10/3
2020
Today’s #jigsaw challenge is this lovely gouache painting depicting a fish seller, a sweetmeat maker and sweetmeat… https://t.co/0xeL4W9gOq
10/2
2020
Limestone stela bearing a hymn to Osiris, written in #hieroglyphs, c 1600 BCE Hieroglyphic writing in… https://t.co/ORQEQpNTIM
9/30
2020
Have you seen the new British Library Player?? Contains video interviews, panel discussions and other events with s… https://t.co/7DF99niQyp
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Flying #squirrels, one climbing a tree, the other leaping Watercolour, c. 1820 BL Add Or 4983 #animalshttps://t.co/p3Q3dEovS9
9/29
2020
Lovely outing to the @CamdenArtCentre this afternoon to see three @LinneanSociety treasures in their new digs. A vo… https://t.co/PhGgIrEQIa
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9/26
2020
@FLIKCHUK It was a plaster cast of the original which still in situ at SanchiPhotograph showing the Sanchi Tope on display in the Architecture Courts of the South Kensington Museum before it w… https://t.co/MDDSiBFyL8In 1868, Isabel Agnes Cowper was appointed ‘Official Museum Photographer’, possibly the first woman to hold such a… https://t.co/JFaLv3hDjL
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Another #Jigsaw challenge to try your hand at! Here’s a miniature painting of a prince at a well, Hyderabad, c.1780… https://t.co/6k9QUCKQW9
9/25
2020
Fancy "Something fishy"? We've just launched our very first #crowdsourcing project launched through the #Zooniversehttps://t.co/dAfpe6EW7I
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9/23
2020
#NaturalHistory drawing of a Javan #Rhinoceros from the BL’s Wellesley Collection. According to the inscription, it… https://t.co/BiJsC7DE5M
9/22
2020
#Krishna, #Radha and the #gopis playing hide-and-seek – opaque watercolour, c. 1780 BL Add Or 2929 https://t.co/QWPtLDmoIk
9/21
2020
We look forward to the upcoming talk A Prince and His Pearls: Masculinity, Kingship, and Jewels in Royal India by… https://t.co/a2JwpheRUs
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9/19
2020
Here is today’s #jigsaw challenge! https://t.co/RZlid8Tei4 In this #ragamala painting, a prince is seated with hi… https://t.co/1VPPTbfR5W
9/18
2020
Follow our Curator Julian as he walks you through the new one-way route, introduces some of the additions to our Tr… https://t.co/Sp3N9ADgMJ
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇View of Loch Katrine in the #ScottishHighlands taken by William Henry Fox Talbot, pioneer of #photography, who died… https://t.co/u0Awkt10CS
9/17
2020
🚨Vacancy alert🚨Join the @britishlibrary as a Wikimedian in Residence, working with @BL_DigiSchol and @wikimediauk!… https://t.co/BiKL22AP2Y
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Souvik Mukherjee explores 'Snakes and Ladders' game boards @britishlibrary - including an early board game printed… https://t.co/vqhpjr7kua
9/16
2020
🚨JOB ALERT! Our @V_and_A #BornDigital project led by @nd_kane is looking for a researcher. The post is 28hrs pw… https://t.co/eFaIOx5q6m
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Have you used EAP material (or any British Library data/digital collections) in innovative ways? @BL_Labs Public Aw… https://t.co/My1kXxPbRC
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇BL Add Or 931 – Watercolour drawing of Amar Singh’s Gate, #Agra Fort, c. 1808. https://t.co/4DDYWjm0tK
9/15
2020
This Wednesday is #AskACurator day! 💬 We're really excited to answer your questions. Reply to this tweet if you'd… https://t.co/4urkyXd9J2
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇It's #AskACurator day this Wednesday! You'll have the opportunity to talk with Cheryl, our Wildlife & Environment… https://t.co/gUTVyfX6XD
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9/14
2020
Historian @DalrympleWill & Malini Roy unfold a timely cautionary tale of the first global corporate power. Introduc… https://t.co/H7OYw5O70V
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Our 14th century #Mamluk manual on horsemanship, military arts and technology (Add. MS 18866) is online at… https://t.co/hr1aN8rDDy
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇The last of our Buchanan-Hamilton's illustrations have been digitised and are on our Online Collections! They inclu… https://t.co/FD0gf3vJ7L
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9/12
2020
JLF London at the British Library to start on Sept 11 https://t.co/VyZXfQu4VF
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Thinking caps on! 🐦🐸🐵🐍 https://t.co/AGsGdOpH49
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Today’s #jigsaw challenge is a lovely miniature painting of a #Mughal prince with a musician by Hunhar, c. 1650-166… https://t.co/3iYifhAirhWhat will you ask our curators? 💬 Wednesday 16 September is #AskACurator day. Find out a bit more about their spec… https://t.co/sY7pGvvMjy
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Come join Souvik Mukherjee as he climbs and slides through the #history of Snakes and Ladders in our latest #blog.… https://t.co/hxqwhaHPd7
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9/11
2020
Interior view of the Surya #Temple at #Modhera in #Gujarat built in 1027. Photograph taken in the 1880s by Henry Co… https://t.co/MmCppTdLqC
9/10
2020
This is a lovely book! Online free! https://t.co/yyf9ggSRCQ
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇#OTD in 1981 Picasso’s "Guernica" was returned to the artist’s native Spain after 42 years on extended loan to MoMA… https://t.co/ftz3gIMv41
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9/9
2020
Lady Impey's Pangolin, by Shaikh Zain ud-Din (1779) On display in Forgotten Masters @WallaceMuseum, on loan from… https://t.co/VmFbQr18qC
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Chand Bibi hawking, #Hyderabad, c. 1800. Posthumous portrait of Chand Bibi of Ahmadnagar who became queen regent of… https://t.co/g55mnNsQDS
9/8
2020
We're recruiting! Click here if you fancy helping clear rights for some of our fantastic @BL_WorldTrad recordings.… https://t.co/ni6qmwxapE
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇#FirstTimeLive #ProfessorIrfanHabib “Interpreting Indian History” We are really honoured that Professor Irfan Hab… https://t.co/C9YT3DTfDJ
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9/7
2020

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