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AHFAP 2023: A Snapshot TAGS: | | | | | At the beginning of November, I was given the opportunity to attend the Association of Historical and Fine Art Photography (AHFAP) Conference 2023 at the Barbican Centre in London. The …Continue reading →

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Back to the Wall: A Year of Experimenting with the Main Library’s Digital Wall TAGS: | | | | | | The Cultural Heritage Digitisation Service (CHDS) has managed the Main Library’s Digital Wall since it was installed in late 2019.1 The Wall is made up of two sets of nine …Continue reading →

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From Tantruming Cobots to Stephen Hawking at Work- CHDS at the AHFAP 2022 Conference TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | |   The Association for Historical and Fine Art Photogapher’s (AHFAP) conference is always a highlight of the year and, alongside 2and3D Photography at the Rijksmuseum and Archiving, it has become …Continue reading →

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Celebrating a 70th Anniversary Acquisition! TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Earlier this year, the School of Scottish Studies Archive and the Centre for Research Collections teamed up with renowned Scottish photographer, Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, to add a landmark collection of photos …Continue reading →

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Over the line – a German medic’s war TAGS: | | | | | | In this month’s edition, Louise, Archivist in Lothian Health Services Archive (LHSA), finds a different view of the First World War…. Ernst Levin (1887 – 1975) was a German-born neurologist …Continue reading →

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Some pictures from 1980s Punjab TAGS: | | In this project we tackle theses chronologically. We follow a spreadsheet that has been ordered, more or less, by date and name of author. As we move forwards, we have …Continue reading →

A Picture of Health TAGS: | | | On Thursday 30th October from 10am, Louise and Clair from Lothian Health Services Archive (LHSA) will be on the Library Pop desk on the first floor of the Main Library. …Continue reading →

The Pencil of Nature TAGS: | | Two of my favourite photographs in the Centre for Research Collections come from The University of Edinburghs copy of William Henry Fox Talbot’s “The Pencil of Nature“. Shelfmark Df.3.85 .The …Continue reading →

Volunteer work at the Digital Imaging Unit TAGS: | | The Centre for Research Collections is a remarkable resource for students at Edinburgh University, not only for research purposes, but also for experience working with collections.  I am an MSc …Continue reading →

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Default utility Image A Scottish Witness of the Great Kantō Earthquake To mark the centenary of the Great Kantō Earthquake of 1923, we are publishing a...
Default utility Image Come Hither: Walter de la Mare and the Young of All Ages The English writer Walter de la Mare was born 150 years ago this week on...

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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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