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Celebrating the diversity of photographers past and present

Tweet Photography helps us to see the world as it really is. Capturing images on film or digital cameras is an opportunity to record unique moments in history. Culture, politics, society and human nature are viewed through the lens. This is highlighted by a new display in the Learning Zone of the Kimberlin Library. Curated by Ann Collick in the Library’s Displays Team, the Photography display is the latest in a series which celebrates diversity in the arts. Previous themes include Bollywood, Harlem Renaissance, BAME fashion designers and BAME figures ... read more

Be inspired by the latest Art and Design books!

art and design display
Tweet Did you know that the second floor of the Kimberlin Library has a rolling display of new books? Art, Design and Humanities books often have stunning jacket designs which are just too good to be hidden away on the main shelves! The lost paintings of Frida Kahlo, contemporary Vietnamese art, science for potters and the story of plywood are just some of the topics you can see on display right now. There’s also a book with one of the most intriguing titles ever – The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami. All of the ... read more

Can you guess the most popular subject guides?

Tweet Subject guides are brilliant resources. They’re information hubs for each subject, with links to databases, e-journals, new books, useful websites, company information and more. Subject guides are created by your librarians to help you succeed in your studies. The guides are getting more popular every year. Read on to find out just how popular…     From September 2017 to May 2018, the subject guides were viewed an amazing 188,565 times! That’s an average of 20,951 views per month! And it’s the equivalent of every ... read more

Hip Hop: Art, Music and Fashion

hip hop display
Tweet Yo what’s up? Check out the hip hop displays by MC Ann of the Kimberlin crew. Hip hop is not just music, it’s a way of life, straight up. The bling, the threads, the beats. Breakdancing, street art, urban style. Hip hop became popular in the 80s and early 90s but its roots go back a long way. The music grew out of genres such as reggae, jazz and gospel, fusing with New York’s black youth culture. Unique fashion styles and graffiti art combined with rap and turntables to create the hip hop phenomenon. Have a look at these books ... read more