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Conservation Volunteers in the Collections Rationalisation Project TAGS: | | | This week our Project Conservator, Helen, talks about the great work volunteers have done as a part of the Collections Rationalisation project… Some of the main aims of the Collections …Continue reading →

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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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Finding my way around the map and atlas collection TAGS: | | | | We catch up with Helen, our Projects Conservator at the University Collections Facility (UCF), in this week’s blog… As the Rationalisation Projects Conservator my role is to make sure that …Continue reading →

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Several Theses in One Binding TAGS: | | | In this week’s blog post, Projects Conservator Nicole, gives us an update on the work she is carrying out for the Thesis Digitisation Project… I am currently working on a …Continue reading →

A Book of Two Halves TAGS: | | | Our Projects Conservator, Nicole, describes a technique for repairing books that have broken in half in this week’s blog… I have now moved full time to the conservation studio at …Continue reading →

Introducing our New Projects Conservator – Helen Baguley TAGS: | This week’s blog comes from Helen Baguley, the newest member of the conservation team… I have been recently employed by the University of Edinburgh on a 12-month contract as a …Continue reading →

2nd C. Sculpture to Star Wars Props: 3D, a Force Awakens? During a photogrammetry training session with Clara Molina Sanchez, we were recommended to choose objects with a matt surface, small to medium in size, and which didn’t have many holes …Continue reading →

PhD Theses Conservation TAGS: | | My name is Nicole and I am excited to be in my fourth week as the new digitisation project conservator working on conserving the PhD theses before digitisation. The PhDs …Continue reading →

Student newspaper digitisation project returns! TAGS: | | | | The Student newspaper digitisation project is back! Over the next six months we’ll be digitising back issues from the late 1980s and early 1990s and making them available online at …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 →

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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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