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Assessing books for exhibition TAGS: | | This week Special Collections Conservator Anna O’Regan talks us through her experience of learning new skills and how they were applied to conserving a group of books for an upcoming …Continue reading →

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Planning for Humanity: Patrick Geddes in India, 1914-1924 This October we celebrate the 165th anniversary of Patrick Geddes’ birth (2 October 1854).  We bring you news of a series of upcoming events which commemorate Patrick Geddes and his …Continue reading →

New exhibition showcases unique items from the University’s Anatomical Museum The Visual Dissection – The Art of Anatomy exhibition in the Main Library will give visitors an extremely rare opportunity to see a range of collections from the University’s Anatomical …Continue reading →

Arthur Holmes: The most famous British geologist you have never heard of TAGS: Gillian McCay, co-curator of the School of GeoSciences Cockburn Museum collection, writes about geologist Arthur Holmes, the subject of a micro exhibition in the University Main Library Sunday September 20th …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 →

Bluetooth beacons at …Something Blue   Images courtesy of Stewart Cromar (@stubot) On Friday we trialled the use of Bluetooth beacons in our exhibition space, using Google Glass and the Guidigo app to provide an …Continue reading →

Rediscover: The Torrie Collection TAGS: | | | | Rediscover is a new initiative that allows postgraduate students of History of Art to put their original research and knowledge into practice through three displays in Talbot Rice Gallery over …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 →

Sir Eduardo Paolozzi: Man + Machine TAGS: | | | | The Centre for Research Collections is showcasing a selection of maquettes from Paolozzi’s major bequest to the University’s Informatics Forum. A founder of the Pop Art movement, sculptor Sir Eduardo …Continue reading →

‘Emma Gillies: Rediscovered’ – Ceramics Exhibition at the Main Library TAGS: | | | Emma Smith, Exhibitions Officer, writes about the 2014 winter exhibition at the University of Edinburgh Main Library Over the last two years, significant research has been carried out into the …Continue reading →

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Default utility Image Semply the Best: A Collection in Need of Some Love This week’s blog comes from Project Collections Assistants Anna O’Regan, Winona O’Connor and Max Chesnokov...
Default utility Image The Battle of Life: A look at the Dumfriesshire mental health survey “worried, dull and anxious, not quite up to the battle of life.” Widowed female, 45-54...

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