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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 →

Hawick and Roxburghshire, February 1915: On a war footing… TAGS: | | | THE HAWICK EXPRESS & ADVERTISER AND ROXBURGHSHIRE GAZETTE, 5 FEBRUARY 1915 Known by other earlier titles, the Hawick Express and Advertiser and Roxburghshire Gazette would later on become absorbed by …Continue reading →

School’s in for Summer! TAGS: | | At the beginning of June I began working with the Moray House Archive at the CRC. It’s been a fantastic collection to work with, as every box I have opened …Continue reading →

LUNA 7 goes live! Our imaging platform (http://images.is.ed.ac.uk) has been given a keenly-awaited revamp with the upgrade to the LUNA 7 software. Those of you that are familiar with the old version may not …Continue reading →

Let me introduce myself! TAGS: | | | I am Thais, a first year conservation student at Northumbria University and I am now part way through a four week placement at the conservation studio in CRC (Centre for …Continue reading →

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I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want! Today, I’m multitasking writing a blog post for my external audience and conducting system tests for my internal audience (more on that another day!), whilst making random notes that will …Continue reading →

Fairbairn’s Dream Drawings #2 TAGS: | | | | | A recent post on this blog, Fairbairn’s Dream Drawings #1, explored the subject of William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn’s dream drawings, which date from the 1950s. The focus of that first post were Fairbairn’s drawings …Continue reading →

Science during Wartime TAGS: | | | We have a more detailed analysis of the University’s response to the experience and aftermath of WW1 to come later on.  This article looks instead highlights a few of the …Continue reading →

New CRC Reading Room self-service scanner Book Eye Scanner Instructional Video from DIU MOVING IMAGE on Vimeo. Readers in the CRC are now able to capture high quality images from our collections using the new self-service …Continue reading →

An Atheistic Surprise We keep finding things we didn’t know we had!  Special Collections has been playing host to experts from the London firm of specialist booksellers, Bernard Quaritch.  During their investigations they …Continue reading →

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A Stitch in Time: Mahābhārata Delivered Online I don’t know if I have ever been more excited about a digitisation project going...
Correcting Shakespeare Since November last year, I have been volunteering on the Luna Project in the Digital...

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Default utility Image The Good, the Fair and the Unusable. Conservation of Session Papers at the CRC. This week, Projects Conservator Nicole introduces a brand new project she is working on at...
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