Exquisite Patterns: Japanese Textile Design Books

‘Exquisite Patterns: Japanese Textile Design Books’ film is now available on the BLPlayer at:

The video showcases the British Library’s collection of kimono pattern and design books. It displays the variety and vibrancy of these works, from their origins in the mid-17th century until the early 20th century.

FutureLearn: Travel books

Dear Colleagues,

The British Library is delighted to announce a new FutureLearn course entitled Travel Books: History in Europe and Japan which will run from 27 June 2022 for 3 weeks. The course looks at how books travelled between Japan and Europe from the 16th century and how this promoted cultural exchange and influenced individuals and society.

The course is a collaboration between Keio University and the British Library, featuring experts and treasures from both institutions.

Position at British Library: Head of Asian & African Collections

The British Library is recruiting for the post of Head of Asian & African Collections.  For further details follow this link https://jobs.theguardian.com/job/6479349/head-of-asian-and-african-collections/

Please circulate this to any of your colleagues who might be interested in applying.