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The birth of the modern selfie? Early Renaissance research reveals inspiration and lasting influence of images-within-images

The 750-year-old artistic practice which may in part have inspired the modern selfie has been laid bare in research by a Plymouth University academic.

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Answers in an envelope please – designers reveal the items which fire their imaginations

What connects a slightly squashed paper cup, a Swedish tape measure, a tiny wooden model of shoes and a 1/14 scale paper chair? The answer is they are all items of value donated by a host of top designers to feature in a unique exhibition at Plymouth University.

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Open, Creative, Innovative – British Library announces ambitious vision for 2023

Roly Keating, chief executive of the British Library has argued for renewed and sustained investment in the UK’s knowledge infrastructure, as he launches Living Knowledge, an ambitious vision of the Library’s future as it looks towards its 50thanniversary in 2023.

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Borough Road Gallery announces Susan Sluglett as its first Artist in Residence

The Borough Road Gallery at London South Bank University (LSBU) has appointed Susan Sluglett as the Borough Road Gallery Artist in Residence 2014/15.

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Literary stars at second Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival

The Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival returns to The Rock following the success of last year’s inaugural event.

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Rare LS Lowry on display for 5 days only prior to £ multi-million pound auction

Technicians at The Lowry in Salford hang Station Approach, Manchester (1960) by LS Lowry in the permanent Lowry Favourites gallery – the first time it has been seen in public since the 1980s. The work, on display until Sunday, 1 June, is to be sold at auction by Sotheby’s on Tuesday, 10 June where it is expected to sell for between £2m – £3m.

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Orms, The Furniture Practice and Brunner’s charity auction raises over £25,000 for The National Youth Arts Trust

As part of Clerkenwell Design Week, Orms, The Furniture Practice and Brunner co-hosted a star studded fundraiser which raised £26,500 for The National Youth Arts Trust.

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