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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 →

Our most-accessed instrument! In May 2014 the University’s collections.ed.ac.uk site went live. Having been up for a little over a year it is easy to provide evidence to show how successful it has …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 →

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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Default utility Image Archival Provenance Project: a glimpse into the university’s history through some of its oldest manuscripts               My name is Madeleine Reynolds, a fourth year PhD candidate in History of Art....
Rediscovering the Poetry of Louisa Agnes Czarnecki, a 19th-Century Edinburgh Writer and Musician Today we are publishing a blog by Ash Mowat, a volunteer in the Civic Engagement...

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Default utility Image Giving Decorated Paper a Home … Rehousing Books and Paper Bindings In the first post of this two part series, our Collection Care Technician, Robyn Rogers,...
Default utility Image The Book Surgery Part 2: Bringing Everything Together In this blog, Project Conservator Mhairi Boyle her second day of in-situ book conservation training...

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