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Libraries of the Enlightenment gallery at the British Museum

The British Museum first opened its doors to the public in 1759, the first national public museum in the world to do so. Today, the advancement of scientific research, open debate, and fostering of global community remain core to the work of the nearly 800 people who work here, through care and interpretation of the […]

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The International Anthony Burgess Foundation Library

The International Anthony Burgess Foundation is an educational charity in the heart of Manchester that seeks to encourage and promote engagement with all aspects of the life and work of the novelist and composer Anthony Burgess (1917-1993). Established in 2003 by Burgess’s widow, Liana (1929-2007), the Burgess Foundation cares for an extensive library and archive, […]

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The Library of the Energy Institute

The Energy Institute (EI) is a not-for-profit chartered professional membership body bringing together expertise to tackle urgent global energy challenges. The EI’s ambition is that energy, and its critical role in the world, is better understood, managed and valued. The EI’s work benefits both energy professionals and the wider society. Today, the field of energy […]

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The Gerald Coke Handel Collection at the Foundling Museum

The Gerald Coke Handel Collection at the Foundling Museum comprises over 12,000 items from the eighteenth century to the present, and is a major research resource for the study of Handel and his contemporaries. Handel was a major benefactor of the Foundling Hospital, a home for children founded in 1739 by Thomas Coram, which counted […]

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The Frederick Lanchester collection at Coventry University Library

The work of car manufacturer, engineer, scientist and inventor Frederick Lanchester (1868-1946) is celebrated by the Lanchester Interactive Archive (LIA) at Coventry University. He was a leading automobile engineer in the UK during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and creator in 1895 of the first all-British four-wheel petrol driven motor car. This work […]