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Spotlight on Fiddles at St Cecilia’s Hall Guest post from Olivia Thorne, a museums placement student at St Cecilia’s Hall As a classically-trained cellist, the image that springs to mind for me when I hear the word …Continue reading →

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Tripe discovery! Indian Exhibition Research Internship This is a guest blog, written by one of our History of Art interns, Rose Hussey. As part of my Master’s degree at the University of Edinburgh, I have undertaken …Continue reading →

CRC Summer School: Day 3 TAGS: | | | | After a morning spent with project conservator Emily Hick who introduced us to conservation theory, we had the chance to try out some of the techniques in practice. From surface …Continue reading →

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CRC Summer School: Day 2 TAGS: | | | | | Yesterday brought a slight shift in focus, from a general introduction to an in-depth look at specific departments and museum collections. Our morning was spent discussing both current and future …Continue reading →

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CRC Summer School: Day 1 TAGS: | | | | This week the Centre for Research Collections is running its very first Summer School to provide an overview of different aspects of the heritage sector; with a focus on collections, …Continue reading →

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Student and Community Engagement TAGS: | | | How can libraries, archives, and museums reach out to students, get people interested in their collections, and engage with the wider public? Sometimes it takes doing something completely unexpected. Student …Continue reading →

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There are always flowers TAGS: There are always flowers for those who want to see them.  Henri Matisse  This week is British Flowers Week! This is a week-long celebration of British flowers and the UK cut …Continue reading →

Thus strangely are our souls constructed TAGS: We had a fantastic time participating in Festival of Museums at the weekend! From photography to pirates, there was something for everyone! The finale of the weekend was a talk …Continue reading →

Lions and snakes and penguins (oh my!) TAGS: As you may have seen in our earlier blog post, this weekend (May 13th-15th) is Festival of Museums! This year’s theme is adventure and we have lots of exciting events …Continue reading →

Frogs and foxes TAGS: Art does not reproduce what we see; rather, it makes us see  Paul Klee Our relaxation table in the Main Library Foyer has been helping students relax while they are …Continue reading →

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