Education

Four misconceptions about art education?

Are you interested in exploring art with your children? Are you put off because art is solely in the domain of the ‘highly talented’. The resource below will help you overcome such reserve. Indian author and educator Nisha Nair has produced a lively and thoughtful...

Smithsonian Open Access – we had to sit down…

In the U.S. the Smithsonian Institution has created an Open Access resource of staggering diversity. Update July 2020: If you are interested in furniture, specifically in growing your own furniture – check out this fabulous article on the BBC web pages – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-32977012 “Smithsonian Open...

Ellen Lives On

A featured article from our current archive: Writing in The Guardian in late 2014 the author Rupert Wallis was minded to tell us that ‘…more and more not-so- young adults are reading YA fiction’ –  which he declared was no bad thing. He went on…...

Into the library vortex…

We have, with our new Libraries news-feed page, given our readers the opportunity to keep up with latest news from across the UK. We are rotating our topical feeds across University libraries, feminist collections and featuring, as we must, the go to public library resource,...

Arts & Business news

Just updated: 17th September 2018 This great exhibition is almost upon us. You can view, print or download the full exhibition catalogue here.   We recently ran an article on our pages about the Cambridge Open Art Exhibition 2018. Well the deadline for the submission...

Once Upon A Festival – Suffolk Libraries

We love libraries!         In 1851 J.W.Hudson, speaking at the opening of the Mechanic’ and Apprentices’ Library in Liverpool, opined that a visit to the library would, for the reader, lead to them ‘…receiving cultivation, not in reading the latest accounts of...

Finnish art in the Public Domain

The Finnish National Gallery has made twelve thousand works of art available in the Public Domain. Free to use, they are licensed and distributed under the CC0 license. Not all of the Finnish national holdings have been released, but this substantial artistic trove can be...

Project Torino – inclusive learning for visually impaired children…

Embed from Getty Images  Building blocks of code for young leaners – code creation in new ways from Microsoft   Microsoft researchers, at their Cambridge UK facilities, are in the midst of developing a new set of coding tools which will support children with additional...

British Art at Yale – a discovery…

Following on from our recent article on book binding in Barcelona, we seem unable to escape our thematic journey on-line towards the bound artefact. As booksellers and literacy project specialists we are especially interested in the concept of the book as a seasonal highlight, as...

The rise of children’s literature in the 18th century.

  Embed from Getty Images Featured article – from the archives… We round out our short theme on children’s literacy and literature, with a focus from the North of England, with a short consideration. Where did children’s book publishing come from? Matthew Grenby, Professor of...