Monthly Archives: September 2010

Reading the city: literary maps

Literary mapping is quite a vogue.  The New York Times sparked off a storm of response to its request for readers’ suggestions to build a Literary Map of Manhattan in 2005.  The result was assembled by Randy Cohen and Nigel … Continue reading

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The Reunion of a Lifetime: Raphael’s Tapestries and his Cartoons

I’m very excited actually to be seeing this exhibition in a couple of weeks’ time when I go to the V&A. I’ve seen the cartoons before – they are part of the V&A’s permanent collection – but this will be … Continue reading

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The Vatican Library reopens on 20 September

It hardly seems credible that they’ve managed it on time, exactly three years and two months later.  The Vatican Library closed its doors to researchers on 14 July 2007 in order to embark on a vast programme of refurbishment, reorganisation … Continue reading

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Neil Macgregor gets to grips with online computer translation

I was enjoying a moment to “catch up” on the ongoing series presented by British Museum Director Neil MacGregor on BBC Radio 4, when his opening words set off an alarm hardwired into any translator’s sensibilities: the mention of online … Continue reading

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