Museums, Libraries and Archives of the World

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 28 Jun 2019 Article/Essay
Ekla Chalo Re: This ‘One-Man Army’ is Saving India’s Pre-Radio Gramophone Recordings!
By Gopi Karelia
Published in June 3, 2019

15,000 gramophone records are a part of Archive of Indian Music (AIM) that aims to digitise and preserve some of the rare recordings from the pre-r... Read More
 25 May 2017 Article/Essay
How the National Archives of India Is Actually Destroying History
By Choodie Shivaram
Published in on 24 May 2017

History is jeopardised as priceless documents are ill-treated and defaced on a regular basis by both staff and scholars.

Something is rotten about the state of t... Read More
 11 May 2017 Video
The Klencke Atlas
The British Library

Watch how curators and imaging technicians photographed the Klencke Atlas, one of the world’s largest maps and a treasure of the British Library. Read More
 11 May 2017 Article/Essay
How the British Library Digitized One of the World’s Largest Books
By Kate Sierzputowski - May 10, 2017

The Klencke Atlas published in 1660 is one of the most famous objects in the British Library's cartographic collection, a towering book that stands nearly 6 feet ... Read More
 11 Apr 2017 Video
The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

The world's largest rare book library has no windows...

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 7 Jan 2017 Article/Essay
Beautiful Libraries of the world

France National Library (Bibliothèque Nationale de France), Paris.

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 29 Dec 2016 Article/Essay
Beautiful Libraries of the world

The multi-floored George Peabody Library at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, USA was built in the mid-18th century and is still open to the public.

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 26 Nov 2016 Article/Essay
The Austrian National Library (Nationalbibliothek) is first and foremost the country’s largest working library, home to millions of books. It is located in the Hofburg Palace in Vienna; since 2005 some of the collections find themselves in the baroque Palais Mollard-Clary. Hofburg Palace is a pal... Read More
 26 Nov 2016 Article/Essay
The Klementinum Library is easily the most beautiful library in the entire world. Originally opened in 1722, the library was a part of the Jesuit University. Today, it serves as a fine example of Baroque architecture. The opulent décor leaves no detail untouched, from the floors to the walls to t... Read More
 19 Sep 2016 Article/Essay
The most exhaustive critical study of the CHARAKASAMHITA has been undertaken at the University of Vienna, Austria.

The project addresses these points by providing a critical edition and translation of two vitally important sections of the Carakasamhita, namely Vimanasthana 1-7 and Sharirasthana ... Read More
 19 Sep 2016 Article/Essay
The University of Vienna

The Research Library for South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies holds some 50,000 volumes relating primarily to the intellectual and cultural history of ancient and medieval South Asia, Tibet, and the Buddhist world. It also contains collections on the Himalayan count... Read More
 14 Aug 2016 Article/Essay
Why it is necessary for collectors to preserve the past...

Where history is set to fade into oblivion
By Soumya Das
The Hindu - August 14, 2016

“India Independent Today,” announced the August 15, 1947 edition of Amrita Bazar Patrika, one of the highest selling newspapers of India in 1947. The h... Read More
 10 Aug 2016 Article/Essay
The Morgan Library and Museum

Today is #BookLoversDay! Tag a fellow book lover or a book recommendation!

Don't forget, you can visit us and see these books in their glory: Read More
 7 Aug 2016 Article/Essay
Behold The World’s Oldest Continuously Operating Library – Saint Catherine’s Monastery In Sinai
By Dattatreya Mandal

The Sinai Peninsula and especially its summit of Mount Sinai, is considered as one of the most religiously significant places in three Abrahamic faiths – Christianity, Ju... Read More
 28 Oct 2015 Article/Essay
Leafing through the past
By Suganthy Krishnamachari
The Hindu

Maintaining a library and preserving books are not easy tasks. Dr. Perumal of the Saraswathi Mahal Library, Thanjavur, explains.

"If you see a silver fish on a wall, you can be sure there is fungus. The silver fish is our sc... Read More
 28 Oct 2015 Article/Essay
India’s Best-Kept Secret: The Sarasvati Mahal
By Pradeep Chakravarthy
Published by India International Centre, Delhi

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 25 Oct 2015 Article/Essay
Reinventing the Library
By Alberto Mangueloct
NYT - October 23, 2015

Plato, in the “Timaeus,” says that when one of the wisest men of Greece, the statesman Solon, visited Egypt, he was told by an old priest that the Greeks were like mere children because they possessed no truly ancient ... Read More
 29 Sep 2015 Article/Essay
Humans of New York

“I’m a rare book librarian. I get to touch books every single day. My colleague and I have a joke that we are Defenders of Wonder. A physical book assigns a sense of reverence to the content inside. It’s the same feeling you get when you look at a painting or hear a piece of m... Read More
 24 Aug 2015 Article/Essay
20 Libraries In India Which Will Appeal To Every Bookaholic!
By Mohita Adhvaryu

We often exalt libraries across the world for their collection, their architecture etc. but we often fail to notice the beautiful libraries we have at home. These libraries in India are not only spreading k... Read More
 24 Aug 2015 Article/Essay
18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime
By Asta Thrastardottir
Business Insider

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.

To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent ... Read More
 18 Mar 2014 Article/Essay
Beautiful libraries of the world

The Biblioteca Marciana in Venice, Italy

The first-floor entrance lobby to the Biblioteca Marciana (completed in 1564) in Venice is reached by a dramatic and richly decorated staircase from an outside doorway in the center of the grand facade facing the Doge's ... Read More