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SC&A includes manuscripts and archives, medieval to modern; early and finely printed books, and science fiction collections.

Der NagelkönigVisions of Europe

Exhibition Dates: 3 April – 31 August 2023

An exhibition exploring the relationship between the United Kingdom and Europe, considering Europe as a holiday destination, as a source of inspiration, and as a place to find refuge.

Highlights include:

  • European editions of Terry Pratchett’s Witches Abroad with distinct translation and cover designs
  • Ephemera from the Cunard Archive and guide books from the Literary Annuals collection which show the enduring appeal of Europe to tourists
  • Travel diaries and letters from the 1890s to the 1920s sharing personal reflections on European travel
  • The collections of two religious and political exiles from Spain - Joseph Blanco White (1775-1841) and Manuel Irujo (1891-1981) which witness to conflict in Europe, but also reveal co-operation and support in times of hardship
  • Architectural drawings by Michael Bottomley, a University of Liverpool student in the 1950s, show Europe as a place of inspiration and highlight the links between the University of Liverpool and Europe

Euzkadi: Europa de los pueblos

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