This small exhibition in the entrance hall of the British Library showcases some fantastical cityscapes by visual artist Michael Takeo Magruder.
By using traditional materials and cutting–edge digital technology, Magruder has combined the Library's own digital collection of historic maps with some live data, to create a fictional cityscape.
You'll be able to explore how our increasingly digital world might change the future of such exhibitions by examining algorithmically generated maps and 3D virtual environments that have been transformed by traditional techniques like fine art printing, and metal gilding.
> Craig’s review of British Library – “The British Library is a construction of such monumental ugliness that it's worth seeing simply for that. Come and see the ugliest building in London! It's as if they've tipped a billion bricks into a pile and now they're waiting for the builders to start putting it all together. Only they won't. Because it's finished. This is it. Now it just sits on the side of the E… continued”
Writing — Making Your Mark – 26 Apr to 27 Aug 2019 – This exhibition will explore the history of writing from ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs right up to our modern communication tools
Leonardo da Vinci — A Mind in Motion – 7 Jun to 8 Sep 2019 – The British Library's Leonardo da Vinci exhibition will bring together pages from three of his extraordinary scientific notebooks
Buddhism exhibition, at the British Library – 25 Oct 2019 to 25 Feb 2020 – This exhibition will explore the history of Buddhism from its 6th-century origins in India right up to the present day
Slavery, Culture & Collecting – 15 Sep 2018 to 15 Sep 2019 – This exhibition explores the connection between some of Britain's oldest cultural organisations and transatlantic slavery
Feliks Topolski — Drawing Debden – 1 Oct 2018 to 28 Jun 2019 – The Bank of England Museum will be putting on an exhibition of work by Feliks Topolski about the Debden printing works.
The Sun — Living With Our Star – 6 Oct 2018 to 6 May 2019 – The Science Museum will be telling the extraordinary story of the life-giving star that sits at the centre of our Solar System.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition – 19 Oct 2018 to 30 Jun 2019 – Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns to the Natural History Museum with this exhibition of the top 100 photos.
Here are some more free events in London if you want a cheap day out
If you enjoy British Library then you might like to visit Charles Dickens Museum (walk it in 14 mins or catch the tube from Kings Cross St Pancras to Russell Square), Dr. Johnson’s House (walk it in 28 mins or catch the tube from Kings Cross St Pancras to Temple), Globe Theatre (catch the train from Kings Cross St Pancras to Southwark), Keats’ House (catch the train from Kings Cross St Pancras to Hampstead) and Sherlock Holmes Museum (walk it in 30 mins or catch the tube from Kings Cross St Pancras to Baker Street)
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