British Library

Mongolia mulls restitution claims after identifying objects held abroad

Country’s culture minister calls for research into artefacts held by British institutions and also announces a Royal Academy show

As British Library faces fallout of cyber attack—what can arts bodies do to combat ransomware threats?

A hack that has limited the British Library’s access to its digital systems is the latest in a series of online raids on cultural institutions

Priceless literary manuscripts once thought lost are acquired by British library consortium

The privately owned Honresfield Library, which includes manuscripts by the Brontës, Jane Austen and Walter Scott, was due to be scattered to global buyers at a Sotheby's auction before a British consortium stepped in

British Library shares conservation experts with Palestinian Museum

New partnership will preserve the Birzeit museum’s most ‘at-risk’ objects on paper


Southeast Asian illuminated manuscripts

Book looks at Thai and Burmese historic texts from the British Library

Three to see: London

Rodin takes on the Parthenon sculptures at the British Museum while James Cook sets sail for the British Library

Iran Foundation trustee found guilty of book theft from British Library and Oxford's Bodleian Library steps down from post

Farhad Hakimzadeh was given two years' imprisonment after it was learnt he had stolen volumes from the two UK institutions

British Museum, V&A, British Library and more face restitution claims as Ethiopia moves for Maqdala treasures

Treasures lost in the punitive sacking of Maqdala are subject to restitution claims

Bill Gates announces there is to be Leonardo for all (those with Vista software)

The billionaire co-founder of Microsoft spoke at the British Library (BL) in January at the glitzy launch of Windows Vista, his company’s new operating system

UK museums face controversial Ethiopian legacy: The Maqdala materials at the British Museum, the V&A, and the British Library

The Art Newspaper reveals that sacred Maqdala tablets are hidden away in a sealed store of the British Museum

Benevento rejoices at news of looted missal’s return from the British Library

An investigation by The Art Newspaper led to the request for restitution of the 12th-century prayer book

Sinai monks in historic agreement with British Library over Codex Sinaiticus

Ownership dispute has been set aside for joint study and digitisation of the world’s oldest bible


Italian cathedral submits war-loot claim to British Library

The claim is for a bound 290-folio missal which appears to have disappeared in 1943

Looted artarchive

Six hundred works of uncertain provenance listed in report on UK museums

This will assist in the identification of looted artworks

Italian embassy in London pursues claim to Benevento missal

The Art Newspaper has tracked down further details of what happened to the twelfth-century manuscript during World War II