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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 Boyle. Mhairi spent April 2022 working on The Witness, a collection of Edinburgh-based newspapers held …Continue reading →

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Glazy in Love: Rehousing the Emma Gillies Collection Today we have the first instalment of a two-part series from Collections Care Assistant, Sarah Partington. In this post, she talks about rehousing a collection of ceramics made by the …Continue reading →

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Homes for Rocks – Rehousing the Lyell Geological Specimen Collection Today we have the first installment of a two-part series from Joanne Fulton. Joanne is here on an 8-week internship funded by the John R. Murray Charitable Trust to help with …Continue reading →

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Righting Letters – Conserving the Lyell Collection TAGS: | | | | Today we have the first installment of a two-part series from Sarah MacLean. Sarah is here on an 8-week internship funded by the NMCT to help with the conservation of …Continue reading →

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Putting the Pieces Together: The Challenges of Working on Architectural Models (Part 1) Today we have the first instalment of a two-part series from our Projects Conservator, Mhairi Boyle. In this first instalment, Mhairi discusses the assessment and the first treatment steps involved …Continue reading →

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Semply the Best: A Collection in Need of Some Love TAGS: | | | | This week’s blog comes from Project Collections Assistants Anna O’Regan, Winona O’Connor and Max Chesnokov who worked with Preventive Conservator Katharine Richardson on a project back in 2019 to survey …Continue reading →

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The Battle of Life: A look at the Dumfriesshire mental health survey TAGS: | | “worried, dull and anxious, not quite up to the battle of life.” Widowed female, 45-54 yrs, Dull and backward As the second world war was coming to an end a …Continue reading →

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Introduction to Leadership TAGS: | This is a not one of my usual posts about Open Research, but rather a short essay written about and submitted for a Leadership course that I recently completed. I …Continue reading →

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Responding to a National Crisis: Social Work at Times of Great Need (illustrated with images from the University’s art collection) We find ourselves living through remarkable times. A global pandemic has taken hold and life has changed completely in just a few …Continue reading →

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High Rises and Lows: Emotions in an Edinburgh Suburb TAGS: | | | | | In 1957 three professionals, a GP, a minister and a headteacher, approached the University of Edinburgh’s Social Science Research Centre requesting a study of the North Edinburgh communities in which …Continue reading →

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