British Library to display da Vinci’s notebooks next summer
LONDON (AP) — The British Library has announced plans for a major exhibition based on Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci's notebooks.
The "Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in Motion" exhibit will include notes and drawings from three of his most revered scientific and artistic notebooks, the Codex Arundel, the Codex Forster and the Codex Leicester.
The library said Tuesday it will mark the first time selections from the three will be displayed together in Britain.
NEW YORK (AP) — An upcoming Harry Potter retrospective in New York will add a few touches to the record-breaking exhibit at the British Library in London.
Century-old declaration hardens Israeli-Palestinian rift
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israelis celebrate it. Palestinians despise it. The Balfour Declaration, Britain's promise to Zionists to create a Jewish home in what is now Israel, turns 100 this week, with events in Israel, the Palestinian territories and Britain drawing attention to the now yellowing document tucked away in London's British Library.
Harry Potter exhibit marks 20th anniversary of first book
LONDON (AP) — Harry Potter fans owe a debt of gratitude to Alice Newton.
Alice was 8 years old when her father, a Bloomsbury Publishing executive, brought home a new manuscript for her to read.
"The excitement in this book made me feel warm inside," she scrawled in a note to her dad. "I think it is probably one of the best books an 8/9 year old could read."
LONDON (AP) — It has been almost two decades since Harry Potter emerged from his cupboard under the stairs, and the British Library plans to mark the occasion with an exhibition.
The library announced Monday that it will mount an exhibition dedicated to the boy wizard next year, the 20th anniversary of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone."
The novel — titled "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" in the U.S. — was the first in J.K. Rowling's seven-book...