Writing — Making Your Mark

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British Library, 96 Euston Road, St. Pancras, London
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0330 333 1144

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Dates & Time:
26th April to 27th August 2019
9.30 AM to 6 PM (Mon, Wed-Fri); 9.30 AM to 8 PM (Tue); 9.30 AM to 5 PM (Sat); 11 AM to 5 PM (Sun)
Tickets & Cost:
£14, from bl.uk

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The British Library's new exhibition will explore the extraordinary history behind one of mankind's greatest achievements: how we write.

The 100 objects on display will span 5,000 years of human history across five different continents, from ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs and the written words of some of history's greatest minds, right up to the most advanced digital communication tools we use today.

Highlights include James Joyce's annotated copy of Ulysses, some of Mozart's handwritten scripts, some gold-laden Japanese calligraphy, and Alexander Fleming's scientific notebook. Each of these written records carries the history of writing in their every stroke.

The exhibition will also explore the future of writing, and asks whether we'll abandon pens to keyboards and voice messaging. You will also be encouraged to leave us a few final words of your own.

 

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