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The Metamorphosis of Patrick Geddes Work continues on re-cataloguing the Geddes family photographs.  Working in such close proximity with these photographic collections has provided a rare opportunity to follow intimately the changing face of Patrick …Continue reading →

Living Icons: Keeping with the “Archival Liveness” of the University’s Iconic Items As the other blog posts that I have written for the DIU will attest to, I repeatedly find myself drawn to archival artefacts and stories that show the always “in-process” …Continue reading →

Michael Servetus: Christianismi Restitutio ‘Bound to the stake by the iron chain, with a chaplet of straw and green twigs covered with sulphur on his head, with his long dark face, it is said …Continue reading →

Zhouyi zhuanyi Daquan: a piece of early-Ming tradition Just in time for the Chinese New Year we can announce that our copy of the Zhouyi zhuanyi Daquan is now available to view on our collections website – here. …Continue reading →

Robert Burns Manuscripts – gie us a job! It’s the time of year for all things Robert Burns. Here in the DIU I have recently finished digitising a collection of Robert Burns Manuscripts. These are highly treasured manuscripts …Continue reading →

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An insight into Joseph Joachim’s life and work – Sarah and Devon’s experiences as CRC interns TAGS: | | | | Earlier this year, our two interns Sarah and Devon spent a few months re-housing and listing the papers of the Hungarian violinist Joseph Joachim (1831-1907), recently donated to the CRC. …Continue reading →

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Riddle’s Court, a Discovery With our this project currently in progress, our eyes and ears are particularly attuned to Patrick Geddes material elsewhere in our collections.  It was a delight recently to stumble across …Continue reading →

Copernicus x Smith The University’s Iconics Collection holds some of the institution’s most valued and treasured items, and the recent push for more digitisation of the University of Edinburgh collections has meant that …Continue reading →

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Sydney Goodsir Smith Stands for Rector In 1951, students voting for a new Rector of Edinburgh University faced a choice between a quite extraordinary range of candidates. The election of actor Alistair Sym in 1948 had …Continue reading →

Last Day for Museums Collections Intern During the summer the Museums Services Team took on a ten week ‘Museums Collections’ intern through the Employ.ed On Campus programme. This is her blog post, reflecting upon ten weeks …Continue reading →

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Default utility Image The Metamorphosis of Patrick Geddes Work continues on re-cataloguing the Geddes family photographs.  Working in such close proximity with these...
Living Icons: Keeping with the “Archival Liveness” of the University’s Iconic Items As the other blog posts that I have written for the DIU will attest to,...

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Default utility Image Problem Photographs in the Patrick Geddes Collection This week’s blog comes from Project Conservator, Nicole Devereux, who has come across a sticky...
Default utility Image Store Room Surprises! Project Conservator, Helen Baguley, describes some of the more unusual objects she has found in...

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