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British Library & British Museum

December 31st, 2008 by Noam Berg

We stopped in at the British Museum the other day and saw their “Roman Britain” room. Among other cool things, they had several very nice stone inscriptions. Some were from doorways, some were from soldiers’ graves. It was interesting that some of them were in rustic capitals. I also saw the Rosetta Stone (that sucker’s big!) and some cool Anglo-Saxon artifacts.

This morning my Mom and I saw the “Taking Liberties” exhibit about the struggle for freedom and rights in Britain. Stuff like the Magna Carta, suffragette literature, good stuff all around. The Magna Carta (at least the copy they had out for the exhibit) was written in a lovely civilit√© hand, as were other documents in the exhibit. It was hard to get good photos since the light was very low and I didn’t want to use a flash. Still, some came out nice and are going online.

Speaking of which…Here’s the Flickr set I promised. Expect frequent updates. Additionally, here’s a video I took of a well-done interactive display in the foyer of the British Library.

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Noam Berg is a graduate Student in the Design and Technology MFA program at Parsons School for Design in New York City. He is also the (debatably) creative force behind Exfish Studio. Noam is obsessed with old vacuum tubes, type design, computers, guitars and comic books. Noam likes Thai sweet chili sauce, hats, suits & ties, Wacom tablets, Japanese green tea (with the toasted rice), nerdy science girls, many varieties of music, SLR cameras, AnarchoJudaism, lithography and pocket watches. Noam's not a big fan of cell phones, the cool kids, ugly and over-used fonts (you know who you are!) and talking about himself in the third person. Seriously, this is really weird. I'm gonna stop doing it now.