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A private tour of the British Library’s Korean manuscripts with the BKS

We’ve had private tours of the collections at the V&A and British Museum. Now comes a not-to-be-missed opportunity to go behind the scenes at the British Library. But you’ll need to join the British Korean Society first

Tour of the British Library

96 Euston Road | London NW1 2DB
Thursday 23 April 2015 6.15 pm for 6.30 pm

BL manuscripts

A chance to enjoy a private tour of the British Library and a viewing of highlights from its East Asian collections with two of the Library’s curators Hamish Todd, Head of East Asian Collections and Chinese Curator Sara Chiesura. We shall see a unique royal uigwe manuscript, copies of historical novels in the Korean script Hangul, antiquarian printed books, landscape scenes and maps and atlases which form the largest part of the manuscript collection; as well as important items from the Japanese and Chinese collections.

Followed by an evening meal at a nearby restaurant where you can meet the curators who will be joining us for dinner (payable on the day). To make a reservation £5.00 is payable (non refundable).

More details about reservation and payment via the British Korean Society website

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