Red ink in medieval manuscripts of Christian Europe isn’t just for decoration. The colorful markings instructed both scribes and artists creating books – and clerics and readers who use the texts.
Micrography, minute and artistic Masoretic notes added to Hebrew texts, gives guidance on pronunciation and intonation of Hebrew Torah scrolls.
The exhibit Enduring War: Grief, Grit and Humour at British Library looks at how people coped with life during World War I both at home and on the front.
Florence Nightingale’s ‘rose diagram’ is part of a new British Library exhibit showing the beauty in artistically-expressed scientific data.