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 →

Sheep Showcase TAGS: | | | | | | | | Have you ever met Jordan, the Library Cat? What if there was another furry animal in the Library, maybe not as alive, but nonetheless as interesting? The Main Library’s newest …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 →

Thomas Nelson Exhibition: Covers in Colour TAGS: | | | | | | | The new exhibition in the CRC showcases a number of items from the Thomas Nelson Archive, which has been written about on this blog more than once in the past. …Continue reading →

Our most viewed images of 2014: Numbers 10 – 6 TAGS: | | The counting is complete and we can now exclusively reveal the top ten most viewed images in our online database for 2014. Numbers 10 – 6 are displayed below – …Continue reading →

Mathematics at the CRC TAGS: | | | Whilst preparing an introductory presentation for History of Science UG students, I came across this fascinating handwritten volume on geometry. It looks quite unassuming from the outside, but inside are the …Continue reading →

Fifty Shelves of Gray (and Nelson) TAGS: | | | | | | | | | While the cover of Fifty Shades of Grey displays a degree of restraint, publishers and consumers of the romance genre did not always have such a taste for understated dust-jackets. …Continue reading →

Fairytales & Chivalry at the Centre for Research Collections TAGS: | | | When I think of our rare book collections, I tend to think or row upon row of brown, leather bound volumes. This is true for a large part of the …Continue reading →

Godfrey and Hector Thomson TAGS: | | | | | | | | | (Coll-1310/1/2/2 Family Photographs) With father’s day coming up this weekend, I thought it would be interesting to blog about the father/son relationship between Godfrey and Hector Thomson. When Hector was …Continue reading →

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The Stories and Afterlife of Lady Grange Stories beget stories – it’s one of my favourite things about them – and archives...
Scottish Court of Session Papers; digitisation pilot At present I am working on a pilot project, digitising the Scottish Court of Session...

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Default utility Image Several Theses in One Binding In this week’s blog post, Projects Conservator Nicole, gives us an update on the work...
A Book of Two Halves Our Projects Conservator, Nicole, describes a technique for repairing books that have broken in half...

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