British Library comes to your iPhone, iPad and Android-powered smartphone thanks to the Treasures apps

British Library comes to your iPhone, iPad and Android-powered smartphone thanks to the Treasures apps
The British Library has decided to bring some of its unique artifacts to your iPhone and Android smartphone thanks to the Treasures app, while the same app for the iPad is called Treasures HD.

Thanks to Treasures, you can see some invaluable relics from different ages, ranging from handwritten lyrics by the Beatles to the world's oldest Bible and Nelson’s Trafalgar battle plan. Here's what you can expect:

Over 100 highlights, including literary, historical, music-related and scientific documents - alongside illuminated manuscripts and sacred texts. Each is presented through high-resolution images, allowing the viewer to zoom in and explore in detail. 'Treasures' offers smartphone users a true multimedia experience.
Available across multiple mobile platforms: iPhone, Android and, in an HD version, the iPad.

What’s in it?
  • Over 100 unique or rare items: the original version of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the world’s oldest bible, priceless hand-painted medieval books, Nelson’s battle plan for Trafalgar, sketches by Leonardo, a 1664 plan of New York, ‘The Tyger’ in William Blake’s hand, and many more...
  • Arranged in easy-to-browse sections: Science, History, Music, Literature, Faith and Religions, Maps and Views, Illuminated Manuscripts
  • With highlights from our current major exhibition ‘Evolving English’
  • Audio excerpts and nearly 50 WiFi-served videos from our expert curators
  • Plus explorer Ben Fogle talking about Captain Scott’s diary and linguist David Crystal discussing Beowulf.
Treasures costs $1.99, while for Treasures HD you have to pay $3.99. Take into account that these are promotional prices that will be valid until January 24. After January 24, the apps will cost $3.99 and $5.99 for Treasures and Treasures HD, respectively.

source: iTunes and British Library via Electricpig UK


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