Making Your Mark

This afternoon I’m off to London, and tomorrow morning I’m going to the opening of an exhibition about at the British Library entitled “Writing: Making Your Mark“.

Making Your Mark

They describe it as “the extraordinary story behind one of humankind’s greatest achievements: through more than 100 objects spanning 5,000 years and seven continents.”

It includes such things as notebooks from Mozart, Alexander Fleming and James Joyce, as well examples of writing, calligraphy, writing tools and typewriters from around world.

There’s a press view and guided tour of the exhibition tomorrow morning, which I’m going to, and a big opening event on Thursday evening. The exhibtion opens to public on Friday, and runs until the end of August 2019.

I haven’t been to the British Library before, so it’ll be interesting to see it, and the exhibition sounds fascinating, and I’m really looking forward to it.

One thought on “Making Your Mark

  1. Simon, when I was in high school (1971) me and some friends took a bus to midtown Detroit to see the Detroit Public Library main branch. It’s not as nice now, but then it was pretty impressive for a 16-year-old to experience, since I had never been there before. I happened to wander into the foreign book section, and just idly browsed books printed in Georgian and Armenian and Greek. My eyes nearly popped out of my head to see these strange and wonderous alphabets that I had literally never laid eyes on before.

    I do believe my fascination with languages (and now, keyboards) got its start in that library. I would encourage anyone living in “your neck of the woods” to take advantage of this event, and by all means attend.

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