Guest blog by Belén Hernáez Martín, an Art History student studying Collecting & Provenance in the University of Glasgow My online placement within the Archives and Special Collections consisted in using eighteenth-century invoices to research the books sold by Robert… Read More ›
Archives and Special Collections
This category is used for posts created by archives and special collections staff from August 2016.
This blog continues from part I, exploring MS Gen 1060 with Polina Govorukhina, MLitt Art History student from the University of Glasgow. Folio 4r: Genesis An interesting feature within the illustrative plan of the folio that represents stories from Genesis… Read More ›
Guest blog by Polina Govorukhina, an MLitt Art History student in the University of Glasgow Hello, I am Polina Govorukhina, an MLitt Art History student from the University of Glasgow. I specialize in the art of the Renaissance. As a… Read More ›
Guest blog post by Dr Christine Whyte, Lecturer in Global History, University of Glasgow On 20 May, in response to the #MuseumsUnlocked discussion, Twitter user @j4lebi asked: It strikes me that conversations tend to centre around “loot”. These are, of… Read More ›
Guest blog by Bernadette Cahill, a University of Glasgow alumna and historian, whose research focuses on women’s rights and the suffrage movement in the UK. When I began hunting for more information on a story my mother told me in… Read More ›
Charles Darwin, The expression of the emotions in man and animals, London: 1872, Sp Coll Dougan 3 This series revisits our Book of the Month archive to highlight some of our favourite articles and explore the ASC collections they describe with fresh… Read More ›
A guest blog post by Esther Lucy Janes, a postgraduate Information Management and Preservation on placement in Archives and Special Collections. As the UK teeters in and out of new COVID-19 restrictions, the aspiration of normality by Christmas, looks more… Read More ›
A guest post by Esther Lucy Janes, a postgraduate Information Management and Preservation student, on placement in Archives and Special Collections. Community commemoration: The First World War Centenary at Glasgow University As Remembrance Day approaches communities will be preparing to… Read More ›
Blockbook Apocalypse, Sp Coll Hunterian Ds.2.3, Netherlands: 1430s-1440s This series revisits our Book of the Month archive to highlight some of our favourite articles and explore the ASC collections they describe with fresh eyes. This article was originally published in April 2005 by Julie Gardham and… Read More ›
Through conservation keyhole: Meet Sir George Gilbert Scott – challenges in archival preservation of the Glasgow University building plans.
As Covid-19 restrictions ease, my colleagues are working hard to improve our service availability for students. Our Virtual Reading Room appointments are currently available for 1-hour virtual consultations allowing you to consult ASC items from different collections. Today I would… Read More ›