Looking Ahead – Our 2024 Project Preview TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | I began working with the Cultural Heritage Digitisation Services team last November, as a Digitisation Operator. Before joining the team, I was digitising plant specimens in the Herbarium of the …Continue reading →

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Queer Photography Archive TAGS: | | | | | | For the first few months of 2023, I have been using medium format photography to document a collection of zines, posters, photographs and booklets from the Lothian Health Service Archive. …Continue reading →

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Sounds of St Cecilia’s TAGS: | | |   Recently I have had the joy of photographing a range of instruments from the collections at St Cecilia’s Hall . Over the last few years, staff at St Cecilia’s …Continue reading →

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From Castles to Cradle: Photographing the Lyell Notebooks TAGS: | | | | | | I was delighted to take on the challenge of helping photograph the University’s collection of notebooks of geologist Sir Charles Lyell, and there’s a bit more to photographing 300 notebooks …Continue reading →

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The Skene Album – An artistic partnership between author and artist TAGS: | | | | | | | James Skene was a close friend of one of Scotland’s greatest and most influential writers. By profession  he was a lawyer, but he was also a keen amateur artist. Skene …Continue reading →

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