Honorary Degree for Sheila Fleet TAGS: | | | As you may have noticed from our blog and Twitter posts over the past couple of weeks, we’ve had a few exciting graduations happening at the University of Edinburgh. Here’s …Continue reading →

Happy Graduation Day! TAGS: | | |   Today we have lots of celebrations as a number of alumni, colleagues and friends celebrate graduations. Among them are Graham Dey who was Welfare Officer and music guru at …Continue reading →

A secret agent exposed… TAGS: | | | As I am told by every taxi driver who ever gives me a lift home, Edinburgh’s Fountainbridge area is famous for being the childhood home of Sean Connery. But, you …Continue reading →

‘The object of art is to give life shape’: Festival of Museums Fun! TAGS: | | | | | | On Saturday we hosted a talk and create workshop at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) with Drawing and Painting Lecturer Joan Smith. This was to celebrate the 1940s for the …Continue reading →

Meet Holly, Our Skills for the Future Placement TAGS: | | | | My name is Holly and I am currently on a two week placement at ECA Archives as part of my Skills for the Future Collections Trainee programme at RCAHMS. I …Continue reading →

Casting in Retrograde TAGS: | | | | Deborah Marshall is a final year Sculpture student at Edinburgh College of Art. Deborah discusses her work for the ECA Degree Show 2014, which investigates the Cast Collection.  Casting in Retrograde – a diptych, …Continue reading →

1940s Dunfermline College of Physical Education: We’ve Found Another One! TAGS: | | | Last week I was having a chat with our conservator Emma Davey who sits at the desk next to mine.  In passing she mentioned that she thought her Grandmother, Bettina, …Continue reading →

Blood, Sweat and Photoshop – Preparations for the Degree Show TAGS: | | Tiina Lilja is a final year Painting student at Edinburgh College of Art. Earlier this year, we acquired two of Tiina’s paintings for the University Art Collection as she was …Continue reading →

Alan Davie 1920 – 2014 TAGS: | | | We were very sad to hear the news about the death of Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) alumnus and fellow, Alan Davie. The close connection between Davie and ECA over …Continue reading →

Boris Bućan – Printmaker TAGS: | | | | Our post today comes from Natasha Russell, Graduate Studio Assistant in Printmaking at ECA. Recently we spent a couple of hours piecing together and marveling at a stack of 18 …Continue reading →

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