Sharing the Faith

Despite being an acclaimed exhibition at the British Library which attracted 200,000 visitors the British Library's Sacred exhibition Sacred on Location touring programme has received less than the attention it deserves.

I was one of the many visitors to the Sacred exhibition at the British Library and can testify to the powerful yet respectful exhibition which brought together some of the world's most important, rare, equisite and beautiful examples of Jewish, Christian and Muslim sacred texts. The texts included the Library's own collections and others on loan.

The exhibition and touring programme is not just about manuscripts but about explaining the shared "Abrahamic" faiths and the links between the three faiths and their focus on the things they share such as their call for tolerance and understanding. In that respect, visiting Birmingham helps to bring communities together in Britain's second most ethnically diverse city.

The installation at Birmingham Central Library will allow you to virtually leaf through some of the Library's greast treasures using it's award winning Turning the Pages™ technology.

Further details on the exhibition at Birmingham Library, which runs from 3 - 22 November, can be found at:

The British Library's online Gallery of Sacred Texts where you can view some of the texts online and explore the importance of the texts from curators and other experts is available from:


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