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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 →

Evaluation of Digital Cultural Resources in Glasgow The revamped Kelvin Hall in Glasgow was the destination for the Scottish Digital Cultural Heritage Evaluation Network’s winter symposium, on December 12 and 13. Now the home of much of …Continue reading →

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CRC Summer School: Day 2 TAGS: | | | | | Yesterday brought a slight shift in focus, from a general introduction to an in-depth look at specific departments and museum collections. Our morning was spent discussing both current and future …Continue reading →

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Milestone marked with musical twist TAGS: Musical instruments from the University’s world–class collection heralded the half-way point in St Cecilia’s £6.5million renovation. The musical curiosities were played at a ‘topping out’ ceremony – traditionally held by …Continue reading →

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Recording our instruments TAGS: | | | | Working in a museum of musical instruments we are constantly aware that, for many people, it is the sound of the objects that is important above all else.  Needless to …Continue reading →

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St Cecilia’s captures donor’s imagination TAGS: | | The project to renovate Scotland’s oldest concert hall has received a generous donation from a University alumnus. The bequest of £5,000 was donated by Robert McCracken, LLB who graduated in …Continue reading →

Keyboards Prestissimo! As previously reported, the instruments have all been removed from St Cecilia’s Hall to allow building work to start. The keyboards were one of the last group of instruments to …Continue reading →

St Cecilia’s Hall in the News! TAGS: | | The St Cecilia’s Hall Project is in the news, thanks to our grant of £100,000 from Edinburgh World Heritage! See online story here: http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/facelift-for-concert-hall-with-no-equal-in-paris-or-london.119359358

Early English Cello We are very excited to have a new loan join us – an early English cello.  Although it doesn’t have a label, it is probably by one of the highly …Continue reading →

The decant is complete We have finished emptying St Cecilia’s Hall after a great deal of hard work and have left the building in the extremely capable hands of our Project Manager.  Now the …Continue reading →

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