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Showing off this summer! — exhibitions and conferences

We have had a busy few weeks supporting our academic colleagues during sunny conference season. The 600th anniversary has provided a big draw for conferences to St Andrews this summer. […]

25 July 2013News Special Collections

52 Weeks of Inspiring Illustrations: Reflections and Visual Index

This year’s “52 Weeks of …” thread has now come to a close and it is time, once again, to finish the series with our image index. Last year’s “52 […]

23 July 2013Special Collections

52 Weeks of Inspiring Illustrations, Week 52: the St Andrews Psalter

For the final inspiring illustration of this 52-week series, it could be argued that we have saved the best for the last. This is a book of Psalms (with a […]

15 July 2013Special Collections

52 Weeks of Inspiring Illustrations, Week 51: the plates of Diderot & d’Alembert’s Encyclopédie (1751-1772)

This final rare book entry for our Inspiring Illustrations thread has inspired generations of artists, merchants, craftsmen and businessmen. We have chosen the 11 volumes of plates which accompany Denis […]

8 July 2013Special Collections

52 Weeks of Inspiring Illustrations, Week 50: the Book of Wonders

We have always referred to this manuscript (St Andrews ms32(o)) as the ‘book of wonders’ and indeed wondered what it was all about as it is lavishly and confusingly illustrated, packed […]

1 July 2013Special Collections

52 Weeks of Inspiring Illustrations, Week 49: Estienne’s Anatomy (1546)

Charles Estienne’s De dissectione partium corporis humani libri tres (1545) was the third fully illustrated anatomical work ever to be published. Estienne came from a distinguished printing family: his father, […]

24 June 2013Special Collections

52 Weeks of Inspiring Illustrations, Week 48: the Trajectory of the Photographic Medium

Over the past year staff from the Special Collections Division have been putting together posts highlighting ‘Inspiring Illustrations’ of material in our collections. Representing the Photographic Collection, I chose to […]

17 June 2013Special Collections

52 Weeks of Inspiring Illustrations, Week 47: the Gillespie and Scott architectural archive

Amongst our holdings is the extensive archive of Gillespie and Scott, a firm of local architects active in St Andrews since 1876. The founding partner, James Gillespie, died in 1914, […]

10 June 2013Special Collections

Bursary success!

We resume our posts with good news!  We are delighted to announce that Kirsty Lee has been awarded the prestigious Patrick Cadell Bursary. Kirsty is our Archives Assistant who is […]

7 June 2013Special Collections

52 Weeks of Inspiring Illustrations, Week 47: ON HOLD

Hi all, this is a quick note to let all our readers know that Echoes from the Vault will be on hold for a few weeks. This is because our […]

13 May 2013Special Collections

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