The British Library uploaded 3-D scans of its collection of celestial and terrestrial globes.
British photographer Chloe Dewe Mathews explored the Alps where Mary Shelley imagined Frankenstein, and the nuclear bunkers there that recall a modern dark side to scientific progress.
The British Library exhibition features a wide variety of media, but what’s notably lacking is a sense of the upheaval of the time.
These prints helped render the world for mass consumption.
The 1660 Klencke Atlas is taller than most people, and now its rare maps are easily accessible online.
The British Library owns the only extant illustrated Old English herbal, and it recently digitized the entire manuscript.
Charlotte Sleigh’s book The Paper Zoo explores 500 years of scientific animal illustration as seen in the collections of the British Library.
The British Library exhibits selections from its archive on Victorian entertainment, all collected by the 19th-century magician Evanion.
The 1951 recording of three songs played on Turing’s computer has been restored to its intended sound.
On this week’s art crime blotter: a punk rocker righted the gender imbalance in an exhibition on the genre’s history, two Monets were seized from a Malaysian businessman accused of fraud, and a court ordered artist Orlan to pay Lady Gaga $22,000.
One of the world’s oldest Qur’an manuscripts is now online, digitized in full by the British Library. The text dates from the 8th century — making it the oldest of its kind in the institution’s collection.
Aside from a few signatures, only one example of William Shakespeare’s handwriting survives, a speech from around 1600 that imagines Sir Thomas More addressing the rage of an anti-migrant crowd in England.