Exhibitions

Writing: Making Your Mark: Pop-up Exhibition

Schoolchilds homework in Greek on a wax tablet © British Library

26 April - 27 August
You are invited to attend the opening of this exhibition and the newly refurbished Heritage Reading Room (previously Community History) at    3pm – 5pm on Friday 26 April 2019.


Refreshments will be provided.ome along and be part of a nationwide conversation on the origins, means and future of writing. Perfect for families, this pop-up display draws on the themes of the British Library exhibition, which spans five millennia and five continents, exploring one of humankind's greatest achievements – the act of writing.

 

Through images of carved stone inscriptions, medieval manuscripts and early printed works, Writing, Making Your Mark will deconstruct the act of writing and consider its future in the digital age. Pick up a free learning trail while you're here to make this a truly interactive experience.

Schoolchilds homework in Greek on a wax tablet © British Library

Writing: Making Your Mark will launch simultaneously in over 20 public libraries around the UK, through the Living Knowledge Network (an innovative UK-wide network of public libraries working in partnership with the British Library, National Library of Wales and the National Library of Scotland).

 

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