The Association For Historical And Fine Art Photography Conference 2016. “Photography delivers the curatorial message”. TAGS: | | | | This year’s conference was hosted by The Imperial War Museum London. Diane Lees Director-General of the Imperial War Museums opened this year’s conference with the idea that “Photography delivers the …Continue reading →

Panoramas and Portraits: 1860’s China Following on from a visit from the Confucius Institute in September, it was agreed we should digitize our volume of photographs from Lord Elgin’s 1860 military campaign in China. Our …Continue reading →

Wisdom is the Principal Thing Last month I was asked to take some photos of the McEwan Hall which is currently undergoing a major redevelopment to bring it into the 21st century. Having previously photographed …Continue reading →

Around the World in 90 years- the Story of Historic Leith Improvement Scheme Photographs When Fraser Parkinson first contacted us about the collection of historic photographs of Leith that he had been entrusted with, my colleagues and I at the Centre for Research Collections …Continue reading →

Getting Reacquainted with Robert Burns Through the Laing Collection The most important manuscript collection at the University of Edinburgh has long been acknowledged to be the Laing Collection. This treasure trove was donated to the University of Edinburgh in …Continue reading →

Celebrating Shakespeare With the 400th anniversary this year of the death of one of our greatest and most influential playwrights, William Shakespeare, I found myself cropping images of some of his first …Continue reading →

A Lengthy Challenge: Photographing the Mahabharata Recently I was asked to scope the digitisation of a beautiful scroll we have in our collection, Or.Ms 510, or better known as the Mahabharata. Gemma Scott, our former Digital …Continue reading →

Al-Biruni live on LUNA We are thrilled to announce that we now have online the entire manuscript of Abu Rayhan Al-Biruni, his ‘Chronology of Ancient Nations’. Al- Biruni was a famous astronomer and polymath …Continue reading →

Lord Elgin Records 19th Century China One of the works in the ECA Rare Book Collection that places us firmly in a place and time in history is a book of photographs taken around the time …Continue reading →

Choco-love TAGS: All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. Lucy Van Pelt (in Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz)  Today we continued our campaign to spread …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...
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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...
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