Success stories

The British Library has successfully worked with a diverse range of corporate partners to provide inspiring and engaging exhibitions. Most recently, these include:

Growing Knowledge: the evolution of research

This fascinating exhibition gives us a sneak preview of how the research landscape will look in the future and, in doing so, will help shape the Library’s future services to researchers.

Working with a range of partners, including Microsoft, Haworth and Hewlett Packard, we have created an inspiring exhibition that challenges our perceptions of how we currently undertake research and introduces new tools and technologies for researchers to try out, including exploring maps using advanced geospatial techniques and manipulating content across a range of new media.

Growing knowledge runs from October 2010 to July 2011.

Magnificent Maps Learning Programme sponsored by Bouygues UK

Construction company Bouygues UK generously sponsored the Learning Programme for our hugely successful Magnificent Maps: Power, Propaganda and Art exhibition.

Bouygues UK believe in improved outcomes for children and young people. By funding free workshops that ran alongside the exhibition for Primary, Secondary and Further Education students, the company supported and enriched the History curriculum and helped participants develop skills in historical enquiry, interpretation, research, critical thinking and visual literacy. 

Magnificent Maps ran from April – September 2010 

Ian Gunter, Bouygues UK main photo

The Magnificent Maps workshops made a huge difference to the way children and young people understand the influence that maps have in shaping the world, and provided an excellent supplement to this fascinating exhibition. This was a great schools programme from the British Library and we were really pleased to support something that inspires education and learning in such innovative ways.

Ian Gunter, Bouygues UK
Roger Walshe

The Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre enables us to provide a much richer learning experience – particularly in relation to digital research skills.

Roger Walshe, Head of Public Engagement and Learning