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Playing with shadows: silhouette portraits and how to make them

Silhouettes – solid profile images – have long been a popular form of portraiture, though the name itself only dates back a couple of hundred years. The side or profile view of a subject, whether on coins and medals or … Continue reading

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A little treasure trove for a Monday: some highlights from our latest display

Our latest display in the reading room is something of a salmagundi. We decided to pick out a selection of the items donated to the Library’s visual resources collection over the past twelve months, just to demonstrate the wide range … Continue reading

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