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Dave McKean designs exhibition artwork

We reveal the artwork for our next exhibition, Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination

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BBC Two, BBC Four and the British Library join forces

An autumn season of programmes celebrates the Gothic literature, architecture and music that have taken a prominent place in British culture

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Talk to Isaac Newton

As part of Talking Statues, the statue of Isaac Newton on our Piazza will talk to strangers - just use your smartphone on the tag

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A History of the Book in 100 Books

A fascinating journey through mankind’s 5,000-year quest to communicate ideas and knowledge

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