The outer walls of structure have been coated with liquid porcelain and gold leaf, into which de Waal has inscribed the names of the great, lost libraries of the world, from the ancient library of Alexandria, to the Mosul University Library in Iraq, which was destroyed in the war. De Wall says of the project: 'The Library of Exile celebrates the cultures of migration and languages as diaspora. For it to continue its travels to London is wonderful.'
|What||Library of exile, British Museum|
|Where||British Museum, Great Russell St, London, WC1B 3DG | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Holborn (underground)|