A new cultural partnership between the British Library and the Library of Birmingham has been announced.
It follows discussions with the British Library about ways in which the two organisations could work more closely together and will build on the unique strengths of both organisations’ collections and expertise.
The 12 month pilot will test a new model for partnerships between the British Library and libraries across the country.
The funding from the British Library Trust will go towards a series of activities based primarily on the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016. Further details of the planned activities will be released when they are finalised.
It also builds on the existing partnership work between the British Library and the Library of Birmingham as part of the network of Business & IP Centres in public libraries across the country.