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Visit to Special Collections

Last week Special Collections had a visit from the photographer and artistic researcher Lisandro Suriel. Born and raised in Saint Martin in the Caribbean, Lisandro earned his Bachelor’s degree in […]

15 October 2019Special Collections

A Century of Photographs, Found in Australia

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the James David Forbes Collecting Prize 2019 is Antares Wells, recent graduate in the School of Art History. In this blog, […]

11 October 2019Special Collections

St Andrews then and now: A rephotography project: Part II

This is the second instalment in a series of five blog posts featuring close juxtapositions of early photographs of St Andrews selected from Special Collections, with the same views today. […]

9 October 2019Special Collections

Cupar Burgh Records – From a Volunteer’s Perspective

Paula, who is volunteering to help with the Archives Revealed project on Cupar’s history tells us about her experiences. I have lived in and around Cupar for nearly 35 years […]

7 October 2019Special Collections

St Andrews then and now: A rephotography project: Part I

PhD candidate Édouard de Saint-Ours introduces a mini-series of posts which coincides with the St Andrews Photography Festival. For a historian of photography, living in St Andrews can often feel […]

2 October 2019Special Collections

2019 St Andrews Photography Festival: Science & Photography

In October this year St Andrews holds its 4th annual Photography Festival. Drawing heavily on the University’s teaching and research collections to support the theme of ‘Science & Photography’, the […]

30 September 2019Special Collections

Collage in the Collections

Visiting Scholar Dr Freya Gowrley reflects on her recent stay in St Andrews. During my three-week visiting scholarship at the Library’s Special Collections this summer, I conducted work as part […]

26 September 2019Special Collections

Mackintosh and Glengarry – a Highland provenance adventure

Cataloguing is a relatively straightforward task- a book is examined, described, and any provenance is indicated and traced where possible. Usually, there are two trains of research: the facts of […]

18 September 2019Special Collections

The Royal Humane Society

World First Aid Day, introduced by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), falls on the second Saturday of September and aims to raise awareness of […]

13 September 2019Special Collections

Collecting, Curating, Assembling: New Approaches to the Archive in the Middle Ages

The School of Art History, SAIMS and the Special Collections Division of the University of St Andrews Library are pleased to announce an upcoming two-day conference on the archive in […]

6 September 2019Special Collections

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