Forthcoming exhibition

library of exile

12 March - 8 September 2020

Room 2, British Museum, London

British Museum Interior 001 1

A hymn to writers in exile — The Economist

From Venice, to Dresden and now London, Edmund de Waal’s library of exile makes its final stop at the British Museum this spring.

A hymn to writers in exile — The Economist

From Venice, to Dresden and now London, Edmund de Waal’s library of exile makes its final stop at the British Museum this spring.

A temporary pavilion, designed as a place of dialogue and contemplation, where visitors are encouraged to sit and read a collection of over 2,000 books by writers who have experienced exile from across the world. Almost all the books are translations, exploring the idea of language as migration. The library will be free to visit and can also be explored via an online catalogue at libraryofexile.com.


Read more