Guest blogpost by Struan Watson, a junior honours History of Art student on placement in Special Collections. Struan has been working to improve the descriptive tagging of our Glasgow Incunabula Project images on image sharing site, Flickr. The invention… Read More ›
This category was used for posts created by special collections staff before August 2016. Since then all posts are categorised as Archives and Special Collections posts.
We know it can take away the beautiful look all those lovely rows of antique bindings when you walk into a library or archive. However, creating customised boxes for our volumes is one of the most important preservation jobs we can… Read More ›
Within the manuscript collections held in Special Collections are a number of letters and note-books relating to Father Allan McDonald of Eriskay (1859-1905), described by his biographer John Lorne Campbell (1906-1996) as “priest, poet and folklorist”. As a lifelong devotee of Gaelic language and culture,… Read More ›
We recently welcomed 2nd year students from the Centre for Textile Conservation to look at a variety of mixed material volumes from the Special Collections to learn more about the form and function of books and their binding. There is… Read More ›
Access to our collections is greatly encouraged and as well as use of the reading room and teaching sessions, we try to exhibit our material. Preservation underlies all areas of interaction with the material so there are a number of… Read More ›