The library hosted a visit from Wenlan Chen, the Chief Librarian of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, South China Business College, this week. She was accompanied by Mr and Mrs Haihong Chen of Kangda School, Mr Chen acting as interpreter and Professor Henry Wong, Emeritus Professor of Aeronautical Engineering, here at Glasgow. Lesley Richmond, Archives Services, showed the visitors around. Wenlan Chen toured the new library facilities and discussed areas of mutual interest such as the student experience, facility management, IT provision, space utilisation, opening hours and staff expertise and work patterns. The tour was rounded off with a visit to Special Collections to view a display of Chinese material which included part of the collection of Theophilus Gottlieb Siegfried Bayer (1694-1738), sinologist, and Professor of Greek and Roman Antiquities at St Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1726-1738). His library was sold by his widow and subsequently purchased by William Hunter (1718-1783) and incorporated into his collection. Under the terms of Hunter’s will, his library and other collections remained in London for several years after his death and finally came to the University in 1807.
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