Hidden Treasures: Jewels of The Portico Library Collection

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Hidden Treasures: Jewels of The Portico Library Collection at The Portico Library, Chinatown 23 November — 21 December 2017 Entrance is free

The Portico Library’s bookshelves and archives are home to more than 25,000 historical volumes across a world of different subjects, containing countless beautiful illustrations and illuminations. Its latest exhibition, Hidden Treasures, presents the collection’s highlights, reproduced exclusively for The Portico and available to buy as limited-edition prints.

 

Hidden Treasures: Jewels of The Portico Library Collection at The Portico Library, Chinatown 23 November — 21 December 2017 Entrance is free

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