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Art and The Playfair: Speaking to Absent Volumes, or How to Find Books in the Library, Old Style TAGS: | | | | | During the academic year 2019-20 Rare Books worked with a group of third year students from Edinburgh College of Art.  The project was to produce an artist’s book in response …Continue reading →

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Rare Books – Expect the Unexpected 4 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Lace, Forks, The Arctic Monkeys and Golf This is the fourth in our series of posts based on the current exhibition in the Library Gallery, and the project by Edinburgh …Continue reading →

‘Efforts are Successes’: Dunfermline College of Physical Education and the 1928 Olympic Games TAGS: | Our collections celebrate and often reflect people’s excellence, endeavour and achievement  and being in the throws of Olympic achievements we’ve looked at the Dunfermline College of Physical Education archives to …Continue reading →

A Suffragette Belt TAGS: | | The CRC has recently acquired a rare belt previously owned by a Scottish suffragette. The belt has already been attracting lots of interest on Twitter so we’ve been exploring where …Continue reading →

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Auden, Dame Edna and Bletchley Park Welcome to the first Rare Books & Manuscripts blog of the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Research Collections. And what better way to start than a post on W.H. Auden’s …Continue reading →

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Image shows Newspaper Article on Access Course Launch The History of Access to University Ash Mowat is one of our volunteers in the Civic Engagement Team. Ash has been...
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Default utility Image Bearing Witness: The Pre-Digitisation Conservation Treatment of The Witness, Part 1 This week we have the first instalment of a two-part series by Projects Conservator Mhairi...
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