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Exhibition: Hand writing history: 200 years of personal diaries

Location

Maughan Library,

Chancery Lane,
London,
WC2A 1LR

Dates

This exhibition runs from Wed, 17th Apr 2024 to Sun, 29th Sep 2024.

Forthcoming dates:

Sun,
26th May 2024  
(10am - 5pm)
Mon,
27th May 2024  
(10am - 5pm)
Tue,
28th May 2024  
(10am - 5pm)
Wed,
29th May 2024  
(10am - 5pm)
Thu,
30th May 2024  
(10am - 5pm)
Fri,
31st May 2024  
(10am - 5pm)
Sat,
1st Jun 2024  
(10am - 5pm)

Cost: Free of Charge

Description

For the past 40 years artist Dylan Jonas Stone has been collecting personal diaries and his unique collection now numbers over 200 diaries, acquired at flea markets, car boot sales and online, as well as other printed and manuscript ephemera.

The diaries range in date from the first decade of the 19th century to the present day and their writers lived in Britain, continental Europe and North and South America. Together these diaries document the lives of ordinary people, their joys and sorrows, the humdrum occurrences of daily existence and those occasions when global events intervened to change those lives for better or worse. Personal witnesses to social history, the diaries also ask questions about the human wish to document our lives.

This exhibition has previously been shown at venues in New York, Orkney and Norfolk, and each time Stone has worked with the hosting institution to adapt the content to its setting.

At King’s they will complement the Dylan Jonas Stone collection with selected items, including diaries, from their special collections and archives to take the visitor on a journey through 200 years of individual human lives.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.

Disclaimer

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All images are supplied by the exhibition organiser.

This exhibition runs from Wed, 17th Apr 2024 to Sun, 29th Sep 2024

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

May 2024

June 2024

July 2024

August 2024

September 2024

Location

Maughan Library,

Chancery Lane,
London,
WC2A 1LR

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