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formerly India Office: department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs @britishlibrary, + Fay Godwin, Kodak Archive and Fox Talbot collections

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Here's another #LibraryPuzzle to try your hand at! https://t.co/IjUpfUQ52u Akbar ordering the slaughter to cease i… https://t.co/4lFIwNvtDVImmerse yourself in a soundscape of British wildlife. The @guardian takes a closer look at our unrivalled nature so… https://t.co/i3LYh4j8rB
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5/29
2020
And not only landscapes. People as well. More photographs by Bourne in our digital collections @ubleidenhttps://t.co/NngMuSZtS6
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇 @Kew_LAA @NHM_London @britishlibrary These are lovely. Here's a plan of the Botanical Gardens, Calcutta in Wallich'… https://t.co/Q4o0uakoNx
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Reuniting 3 of Nathaniel Wallich's collections. Magnolia pterocarpa Roxb. as drawn by one of his artists from… https://t.co/59ysRp6P88
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5/28
2020
During his stay in India, Samuel Bourne produced over 2,000 landscape views, becoming one of the most successful pr… https://t.co/VnQUGaYoyh
5/27
2020
@SabrinaSpectre @tweeter_anita @britishlibrary I would check @britishlibrary main social media channels - hopefully… https://t.co/JSVD49y0zLHear Anita Anand @tweeter_anita introduce Sophia Duleep Singh: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary at 4pm today in… https://t.co/KC9EKhRpsY
5/26
2020
Bank holidays were made for lounging in the park Add Or 4953: A llama and its young in a park, presumably Barrackp… https://t.co/9cEhaeTWRs
5/25
2020
#collectionsunited Francis Hamilton’s Latin field notes on Indian fishes online @britishlibrary; corresponding draw… https://t.co/NMQUaQhj8j
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5/23
2020
I’m delighted to say that we now have a new Head of Sound and Vision, Dr Janet Topp Fargion. Many will know Janet a… https://t.co/yqpJ91Uz4A
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇#EidMubarak to those who will be celebrating at home this weekend to mark the end of #Ramadan Here is a watercolo… https://t.co/9JCxs4lUWMA new post by our #Japanese curator Hamish Todd brings to life the vibrant work of virtuoso textile designers in th… https://t.co/n11sgt4BOu
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Another #LibraryPuzzle just in time for that midweek pick-me-up! https://t.co/gidvh0XbSK WD680: Watercolour of th… https://t.co/0OeOFRQwEk
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5/22
2020
Happy Birthday, Pippi Longstocking! Astrid Lindgren's most famous creation is 75 today (but also forever 9 years ol… https://t.co/S82hiqxppi
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5/21
2020
Another #LibraryPuzzle just in time for that midweek pick-me-up! https://t.co/gidvh0XbSK WD680: Watercolour of th… https://t.co/0OeOFRQwEk
5/20
2020
@nat_collection @kewgardens @TheBotanics Not a racoon ... but at top, Orange-bellied Himalayan Squirrel (possibly)… https://t.co/9WDOgaFt8A#DidYouKnow that when the India Museum was dispersed in 1879 botanical drawings were sent to @kewgardens with dupli… https://t.co/2IKUpKfP2u
5/19
2020
For #InternationalMuseumDay we're sharing a watercolour copy of the great mural by 'Abdallah Khan formerly in the N… https://t.co/yjhptk2n1OThis flower study includes marigold, iris, chrysanthemum, pimpernel, rose, and possibly a specimen of Jacob’s ladde… https://t.co/EHmF1iRHjn
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5/18
2020
A little bit of #FridayFun with this #LibraryPuzzle of Squirrels in a Plane Tree by Abul Hasan, 1605-1608.… https://t.co/tNPzXNQMC5
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Our beloved #pangolin is here to remind you that today is #EndangeredSpeciesDay Add Or 4667: Pangolin or scaly ant… https://t.co/rnUTWNxiFb
5/15
2020
No @BL_VisualArts origami bat is complete without a little @soundarchive Noctule Bat echolocation (recorded by Ric… https://t.co/uQzx7gWKk1
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇#LockdownDiaries: Curators @CherylTipp & @BL_VisualArts working together, making and matching origami to… https://t.co/sZMn9JZq54
5/14
2020
While our buildings are closed, remember that a selection of photographs from the Archaeological Survey of India co… https://t.co/DisA12ef39
5/13
2020
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Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇 @Mirinayath1 Thank you for your comment! I’m afraid we do not have any images from that collection available at the… https://t.co/1GjCOzVBMR
5/12
2020
This digital 3-D model allows you to get up-close to one of our collection items: a terracotta figure of Ami Chand.… https://t.co/IFGkVMVGr2
5/10
2020
Learn about the recently conserved and acquired portraits of the young sons of Wajid Ali Shah, last King of Awadh (… https://t.co/4c8mYBuDGaTo mark the 75th Anniversary of VE Day today, sharing this ...Sikh soldiers joining a Victory Day Street Party with… https://t.co/5KVeKiMy8C
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇A little bit of #FridayFun with this #LibraryPuzzle of Squirrels in a Plane Tree by Abul Hasan, 1605-1608.… https://t.co/tNPzXNQMC5
5/8
2020
Want a challenge but can't face yet another level of Candy Crush? Have no fear. Here's a @soundarchivehttps://t.co/n8uUzIEgjr
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5/6
2020
THIS JOB @NPGLondon 🤓 https://t.co/7686uBLc5z https://t.co/tLUX99UUIi
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Our #crowdsourcing activity has been live 1 week and we're just 2 short of 1,000 classifications. Will you be the o… https://t.co/QkhiwHAVXY
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5/5
2020
For anyone with an interest in #IndianPainting, Professor Anna Dallapiccola has created an online archive consistin… https://t.co/evuHo6Zs5u
5/4
2020
It’s #WorldPressFreedomDay. An active, free, and critical press is essential in holding our political class to acco… https://t.co/zVphHyvRGd
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5/3
2020
At last, introducing the kids' new #lockdown production: The Adventures of Alfred Russel Wallace, using Playmobils… https://t.co/sKam1Albc5
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇To mark #NationalGardeningWeek, here are some views of the #ShalimarGardens commissioned by Shah Jahan in 1642. Lah… https://t.co/64IMW0mGw0
5/1
2020
Our first online seminar is live! History & Identification of Photographic Processes with Susie Clark, fully booked… https://t.co/crzveoBSSq
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Gungaram Chintamun Tombut painted this @BL_VisualArts Dromedary in 1790. Over 100 years later, Ludwig Koch made th… https://t.co/KhXW8sAOgU
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4/30
2020
Professor Adam Hardy has posted a #webinar series on Indian Temple Architecture, and we spotted a few temples which… https://t.co/yR14gdixRJ
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Professor Adam Hardy has posted a #webinar series on Indian Temple Architecture, and we spotted a few temples which… https://t.co/yR14gdixRJ
4/29
2020
The male song of the Oriental Scops Owl, recorded by Tsuruhiko Kabaya in the 1950s. One of the earliest field recor… https://t.co/6d2hFP1BIl
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4/28
2020
We loved this panorama so much we made an entire book on this ONE painting. Thank you Jerry Losty - it remains one… https://t.co/jkHXWJOaT3
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇 @RoliBooks It’s one of my favourites too!!Step into 19th century Delhi through this 1846 watercolour panorama by Mazhar ‘Ali Khan. The panorama spans nearly… https://t.co/qtZxTkEosa
4/27
2020
Time for a Sunday #JigsawPuzzle: https://t.co/QPK2rnz9w9 The poet Firdawsi scornfully gives away to the bath-house… https://t.co/ukYGpQDu3Q
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4/26
2020
Stunning #longread in this weekend's @FTMag - @WillAtkins01 on the extraordinary work of @BLSoundHeritage +… https://t.co/4jwu9hA6Ej
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4/25
2020
Happy Friday everyone! BL Add Or 94 - Male dancer with singer and drummer. Watercolour by a Benares artist, c.1815-… https://t.co/vt1e48g3WLPretty excited to be advertising an @ahrcpress-funded PhD btwn @SmgResearch & @birkbeck_arts 'Collecting the bounda… https://t.co/LKuZ81mGrK
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇CALL FOR ASSISTANCE: #Incunabula Short Title Catalogue (ISTC) https://t.co/9XqrIiLWG3 We now have ca. 14,000 links… https://t.co/YcIRuf6sil
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4/24
2020
It’s time for a #LibraryPuzzle ! Have a go at solving this jigsaw of one of our botanical watercolour drawings:… https://t.co/Cz32C22Hxg
4/23
2020
#EarthDay2020 #EarthDay These jewel-like paintings are executed on copper plates, which enabled an extremely high… https://t.co/k8LTq0ZgNt
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Before the selfie, there was the calotype. Learn more about early photographic processes by visiting the Points o… https://t.co/7UpJEQXQcx @julianpharrison @britishlibrary @BLAsia_Africa @BLMaps @BLprintheritage @BLMedieval @BL_prints @BL_Ref_Services Hm… https://t.co/IDwTXHghC7Great news! You can now take a walk around our 2016 Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line' exhibition from th… https://t.co/J1dalvUWNt
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4/22
2020
Milk and two sugars: why Australians switched from Chinese to Indian tea. #NationalTeaDay https://t.co/taWcCwyLSD
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Looking for ways to incorporate art into home schooling? The Birmingham Museum of Art has just launched an… https://t.co/S8bpDhi2BK
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4/21
2020
Looking for ways to incorporate art into home schooling? The Birmingham Museum of Art has just launched an… https://t.co/S8bpDhi2BKMarianne North travelled the world solo during the 19th century to record the tropical and exotic plants that capti… https://t.co/ABWPlBlbC9
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4/20
2020
@TheresiaCitra8 @BL_MadeDigital There are other ways of finding the digitised manuscripts by language - check the… https://t.co/A1x4VdFvgGA virtual #garden is better than no garden! This early 16th century painting by Dhanu from the #Baburnama shows the… https://t.co/GPudK50KTH
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Happy Orthodox Easter to all those celebrating today! This Imperial Russian postcard from our collection (HS.74/202… https://t.co/Hyy0EE1wNv
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4/19
2020
New Collection Guide: Covering an ENORMOUS RANGE of subjects & languages https://t.co/B4EfmkdmGg In partnership wit… https://t.co/25rhz44SFJ
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇My #ArchiveAdvice (for anyone, not just Archivists) don't use sellotape - it's the spawn of the devil and ends up l… https://t.co/kDFCD7xkOH
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Any excuse to share our watercolour paintings of fruit bats from Bengal, 1804 #BatAppreciationDay https://t.co/LyL9wA3IQsFUNDING. SOAS Charles Wallace India Fellowship, 2020-202. For Indian scholars who have had no, or little opportunit… https://t.co/ziFnOcGMwr
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4/17
2020
New British Library page on information sources about the COVID-19 pandemic. https://t.co/8yQ44JOH3N
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4/16
2020
Galtaji is an ancient temple complex near #Jaipur having several reservoirs. It is at a higher than ground level &… https://t.co/39tRAasWXT
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4/15
2020
This #Easter puzzle is based on a 13th century Arabic bestiary Kitāb na‘t al-ḥayawān (Or 2784, f167r)… https://t.co/ZYoCPWVcq2
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4/13
2020
The irises are coming into bloom. Try your hand at re-assembling this image from Dara Shikoh's album: A blue iris a… https://t.co/ncXqAkhCN4
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4/12
2020
Inspired by @BL_MadeDigital, enjoy an Easter-themed puzzle from a folio in our @HarvardLibrary #openaccess Stuart… https://t.co/G3ndV9GV2x
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4/11
2020
Discover why @ksarchivist thought the India Office was selling off furniture in 1916. https://t.co/2BtDRXnPRT
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Our free online course Learning from the Past: A guide for the curious researcher, starts 20 April - Social Science… https://t.co/sNujp7XBGc
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4/10
2020
PhD Studentship Opportunity - Caricatures from the Franco-Prussian War and Paris Commune https://t.co/b5LUUPCZGz
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Happy Birthday Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904)! Muybridge used 24 cameras to record the exact motion of a horse.… https://t.co/xYwVs9ETuR
4/9
2020
@MaddyPelling There’s also a book published by @BL_Publishing called Penguins, Pineapples and Pangolins: first enco… https://t.co/AnEjjzXUCzThis is Betty, one of Queen Victoria’s pigs. Betty looks very content. I’ve always really liked Betty. Photograph… https://t.co/UaksDqtxOw
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4/8
2020
Pandoro and Tiramisù are featured in @TheArtNewspaper. I repeat: PANDORO AND TIRAMISÙ ARE FEATURED IN THE ART NEWS… https://t.co/DJM5zsHpiT
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Special #Easter blog on some of our most important #Syriac manuscripts at https://t.co/CHt5mNJzv2. Start the week w… https://t.co/jQzOW0mqhC
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4/7
2020
Two paintings from ʻAbd al-Rahim Khankhanan’s Persian translation of Babur’s memoirs: #Babur hunting #rhinoceros ne… https://t.co/zO0L9XWARG
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Okay...after trying our hands at paintings, my son and I decided to make our first attempt at a manuscript re-creat… https://t.co/PHv1pzY7ca
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4/5
2020
Looking forward to publication of this later this year https://t.co/s0xOaJpitS
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Speaking as a Mughal historian, this was the best potted history of the Mughal empire I have ever heard. Congratula… https://t.co/BIpbJzEG6H
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4/4
2020
Anyone else find themselves wondering what could be happening in our empty museums, libraries and archives whilst w… https://t.co/kDDaBbWJxd
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇#mapsathome With this map of Central Tibet my research on the British Library's Wise Collection started @BL_printshttps://t.co/NlKxqS28Fs
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4/3
2020
East India Company's Black Book of Misdemeanours is our #FavouriteItem for #Archive30. #ExploreYourArchive https://t.co/BK4pG2lDcf
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇https://t.co/QPqp87WRDn Bit tired of staring at your own research & willing yourself to write? Maybe transcribing… https://t.co/CFeROJ90N4
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Sandra, the Orangutan started washing her hands because she saw all Zoo keepers doing it😊 Be like Sandra 👍🏻 https://t.co/OB6pdZ54F4
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4/2
2020
Stunning butterflies from the Dara Shikoh album, Mughal c 1635, an album compiled for his wife Nadira Banu Begum, B… https://t.co/YYB8uDL5x1
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Depictions of Perseus #constellations from global medieval traditions - France (BL Harley 647), Iran? (BL Or 5323),… https://t.co/FeGeGVEDgX
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Looking for an Art or History fix? Digital Curator at @britishlibrary, Dr Mia Ridge, has created a custom Google se… https://t.co/SwT0Yo3yFO
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Fabulous new additions to British Online Archives for those studying South Asia incl. World News in Indian Newspape… https://t.co/B2dIWayNnS
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4/1
2020
Let us introduce you to cooking with worm-eaten mushrooms and bring you #recipes for potted hare, pickled pigeon, s… https://t.co/65d8rfkZ2R
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇Free short course on @coursera from @UoLondon Film, Images & Historical Interpretation in 20th Century: The Camer… https://t.co/AvvsFtOnwC
Retweeted by BL Visual Arts 🦇👇🏽 Listen to my brilliant sister and her colleague, both Infectious Disease specialists at Johns Hopkins, discuss… https://t.co/J5mGoWj4s1
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3/31
2020
Doctors of the World translated #NHS #Covid_19 guidelines into 34 languages including: Amharic, Arabic, Armenian,… https://t.co/1RJwqSKeZy
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3/30
2020

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