Have you ever met Jordan, the Library Cat? What if there was another furry animal in the Library, maybe not as alive, but nonetheless as interesting?
The Main Library’s newest Fringe Festival exhibition opens on Friday 31st July 2015, featuring Dolly, the sheep!
Showcasing not only Dolly herself (on loan courtesy of National Museums Scotland), but also rare books, archive documents, pictures, sound and film clips from the University of Edinburgh’s Special Collections, presenting all the research that eventually led to the creation of Dolly, the first animal in the world to be cloned from an adult cell.
The Curator, Clare Button’s words about the exhibition:
“Dolly is the most famous chapter in Edinburgh’s long genetics history. This exhibition tells the wider story of the many pioneering discoveries which have taken place here, taking our visitors ‘towards Dolly’ and beyond.”
We, here at the Library Annexe, are happy to be able to contribute with a few books from our collections. These are:
- T.H. Morgan, A.H. Sturtevant, H.J. Muller, C.B. Bridges, The Mechanism of Mendelian Heredity (Shelfmark: 575.1 Mec.)
- T.H. Morgan and C.B. Bridges, Sex-Linked Inheritance in Drosophila (591.15: 595.772 Mor.)
- E. Altenburg, Genetics (575.11 Alt.)
If you become interested in the subject, and would like to have a look at these books, they will be requestable again after the end of the exhibition, through DiscoverEd.
The exhibition is free and open to the public from 31 July to 31 October 2015, Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm.
Exhibition Gallery, Main Library, George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LJ
Viktoria Varga, Library Annexe Assistant