Currently on exhibition
Our Special Collections exhibition, From woodcut to photograph: techniques of book illustration, is now open in the Maughan Library's Weston Room.
The exhibition runs from 22 January to 15 April 2014.
See the current Maughan Library exhibition page for full details.
Celebrating 50 years of the Liddell Hart Centre
Currently on display in the King’s building foyer is Celebrating 50 years of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives. This marks the 50th birthday of the foundation of the Centre for Military Archives at King’s, and features some of the Archive team's favourite items relating to World War One drawn from the collections of the Liddell Hart Centre.
The subjects covered include the media portrayal of the war in 1914, the psychological manipulation involved in army recruitment, and the birth of the tank.
The exhibition complements a Liddell Hart Centre at 50 blog which also marks this landmark in our history.
Celebrating 50 years of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives is on display in the exhibition cabinets in the foyer of the main King's building in the Strand which is open to the public.
Celebrating DNA is a display cabinet filled with items from the College Archives illustrating the crucial work done in x-ray crystallography at King's College London in the early 1950s by Maurice Wilkins and Rosalind Franklin along with their colleagues.
This led directly to the discovery of the helical structure of DNA. The items can be viewed in a display cabinet on the first floor of the main King's building at the Strand.
Additional displays of matter from the College Archives are on view in the Senior Common room and foyer of the Physics department offices. Access to these areas is controlled.
Online exhibition pages authored by Archives and Special Collections staff give a good idea of the breadth of subject matter our collections cover and the quality of images we can make available. Increasingly, the exhibitions we create are supplemented by online exhibitions to make content accessible to those unable to visit in person.
Archive and Special Collections Exhibitions
New online exhibition
Now available to view, our latest online exhibition is The Transforming Technology of War. The exhibition explores technological change in the armed forces from the outbreak of the First World War in 1914 until the end of the Second World War in 1945. It draws upon a rich collection of documents and photographs held in the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives here at King's College London that reveal how rapid technological change in the twentieth century altered the experience of warfare.