‘Efforts are Successes’: Dunfermline College of Physical Education and the 1928 Olympic Games TAGS: | Our collections celebrate and often reflect people’s excellence, endeavour and achievement  and being in the throws of Olympic achievements we’ve looked at the Dunfermline College of Physical Education archives to …Continue reading →

PhD thesis digitisation project begins! TAGS: | | | Stock take completed, equipment purchased and staff in place: the digitisation of the Library’s PhD thesis collection has begun! In January 2016 we secured funding to complete the digitisation of …Continue reading →

University of Edinburgh joins IIIF Consortium as a Founding Member The University of Edinburgh has joined the International Image Interoperability Framework Consortium (IIIF) as Founding Members. On Tuesday 26th April, the formal agreement was signed between Gavin McLachlan, Chief Information …Continue reading →

Our most popular digital images of 2015 (5 – 1) Following yesterday’s publication of numbers 10 – 6, here are our top five digital images from 2015! 5. Mount Stuart, Bute, Floor Plan, 1879: EC.110 (new entry) Rowand Anderson’s floor …Continue reading →

Our most popular digital images of 2015 (10 – 6) Below are the most viewed images (numbers 10-6) from our online images database (http://images.is.ed.ac.uk). Check back in to tomorrow to see numbers 5-1! 10. Native Americans riding a sea monster, …Continue reading →

Jon Schueler TAGS: | | | | “When I speak of nature I am speaking of the sky. And when I think of the sky I think of the Scottish sky over Mallaig.” The University Art Collection …Continue reading →

Arthur Holmes: The most famous British geologist you have never heard of TAGS: Gillian McCay, co-curator of the School of GeoSciences Cockburn Museum collection, writes about geologist Arthur Holmes, the subject of a micro exhibition in the University Main Library Sunday September 20th …Continue reading →

Second General Military Hospital, Craigleith TAGS: | | | In this edition of Untold Stories, Louise (Archivist at Lothian Health Services Archive) looks at the history of one of the many military hospitals in our region: During the current …Continue reading →

Chagall You Need is Love (and Conservation) TAGS: | | | One of the most interesting parts of my job as the University’s Conservation Officer is working on the CRC’s exhibitions programme. Whether it be condition checking, installing works, framing and …Continue reading →

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Fabienne Hess: Hits and Misses The exhibition Hits and Misses by Swiss London-based artist Fabienne Hess opened in the Talbot Rice Gallery on Thursday 31st July. Please try and catch it; it’s on till 3rd …Continue reading →

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Copernicus x Smith The University’s Iconics Collection holds some of the institution’s most valued and treasured items, and...
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