Edmund de Waal library of exile

Edmund de Waal: library of exile

Closed until further notice

Created as a ‘space to sit and read and be’, library of exile is an installation by British artist and writer, Edmund de Waal, housing more than 2,000 books in translation, written by exiled authors.

12 March 2020 - 08 September 2020

Daily: 10.00–17.30 Fridays: 10.00–20.30

British Museum, Great Russell St, London, WC1B 3DG


Edmund de Waal Psalm Venice 2019 Photo © P C Robinson Artlyst

Edmund de Waal Venice Installation Confirmed For British Museum

Edmund de Waal is to exhibit his profoundly beautiful Venice Biennale collateral work, ‘Psalm’, Library of Exile, at the British Museum in London in 2020. The work will also be presented at the Japanisches Palais in Dresden from November 2019 to February 2020.

21 May 2019