Library and Information History Group

The Library and Information History Group (LIHG) was formed in 1962. It is one of the Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professional's oldest special interest groups and is the only group in the UK specifically devoted to the history of libraries and librarianship.

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  • Terror and Wonder: the Gothic imagination

    Tuesday, 13 January 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

    The Library and Information History Group is organising a tour of the Terror and Wonder: The Gothic imagination exhibition at the British Library, led by lead curator Tanya Kirk, on Tuesday 13th January at 6pm. This is a unique opportunity to gain an insight into the rationale behind this major exhibition, and to learn about its key objects from the curator herself. After the tour, participants will be given the chance to explore the exhibition more fully on their own (the gallery is open until 8pm).