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Thinking allowed - libraries are the place for inspiration

In 2005/6 LIEM hosted a regional touring exhibition to promote awareness of the resources of the British Library.  The exhibition highlighted treasures from  the nation and the region and showed how inspiration, invention and investigation have helped to shape our society.  

 

The British Library's award-winning Turning the Pages touch screen kiosk, providing on screen acces to twelve of the British Library's treasures including the Lindisfarne Gospels, Leonardo da Vinci's sketchbooks and the oldest printed book, The Diamond Sutra, was well used and enjoyed by visitors to the exhibition.

 

The exhibition was displayed in a range of venues across the East Midlands including Buxton Museum, the Universities of Northampton and Nottingham Trent, the British Geological Survey and the Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives Office and several public libraries including Lincoln, Nottingham and Northampton Central Libraries and Mansfield Library in Nottinghamshire.

 

The Gospels on tour

The East Midlands hosted another set of touring exhibition banners featuring the Lindisfarne and St Chad's Gospels, the Luttrell Psalter and Sherborne Missal.   A facsimile copy of the Luttrell Psalter was also available together with the Turning the Pages touch screen kiosk .  The  exhibition was displayed at Oakham Library in Rutland, in Nottingham at the Central Library and the University of Leicester Library. (2008)

Sacred on location 

In 2007 the British Library held a hugely successful "Sacred" exhibition featuring three faiths; Islam, Christianity and Judaism at its St Pancras site.   Sacred on location - a regional learning programme, toured the country and two venues in the East Midlands were selected to host the exhibition which was housed in a Mongolian style yurt.   Rutland County Museum at Oakham and the University of Derby's Multi-faith Centre worked with schools and local communities to deliver a programme of activites and events linked with faith.