Special Collections items currently on exhibition

Special Collections items currently on exhibition


In the showcase of the foyer of Special Collections on level 12 of the University of Glasgow Library

July - September 2019

Tiny Treasures: Miniature Books from Scotland and Beyond

A new foyer display, titled "Tiny Treasures: Miniature Books from Scotland and Beyond", opens in the foyer of University of Glasgow Library Special Collections next week. The display features some of the University of Glasgow’s smallest books (most of them around 3 inches in height), dating from the 13th century, to the early 20th, including some that were printed in Scotland. The display is curated by Dr Dimitra Fimi, Lecturer in Fantasy and Children's Literature at the School of Critical Studies.

The exhibition display is launching on Wednesday 10th July at 2pm. If you are attending the launch you will be able to see (just for that day!) an extra exhibit: a tiny reproduction of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, smaller than the diameter of a human hair, which was the result of a collaborative project between Dr Fimi and Dr Daryl Beggs from the School of Physics and Astronomy at Cardiff University. "Tiny Alice" will be under the electron-microscope in the clean room of our own School of Physics and Astronomy here in Glasgow, and will be shown via a live-feed on screen. You can find out more about Tiny Alice via the project website: https://tinyalice.org/.

 

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External Exhibitions

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A new foyer display[RM1] , titled "Tiny Treasures: Miniature Books from Scotland and Beyond", opens in the foyer of University of Glasgow Library Special Collections next week. The exhibition features some of the University of Glasgow’s smallest books (most of them around 3 inches in height), dating from the 13th century, to the early 20th, including some that were printed in Scotland. The exhibition was curated by Dr Dimitra Fimi, Lecturer in Fantasy and Children's Literature at the School of Critical Studies.


The display is launching on Wednesday 10th July at 2pm. If you are attending the launch you will be able to see (just for that day!) an extra exhibit: a tiny reproduction of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, smaller than the diameter of a human hair, which was the result of a collaborative project between Dr Fimi and Dr Daryl Beggs from the School of Physics and Astronomy at Cardiff University. "Tiny Alice" will be under the electron-microscope in the clean room of our own School of Physics and Astronomy here in Glasgow, and will be shown via a live-feed on screen. You can find out more about Tiny Alice via the project website: 
https://tinyalice.org/.

 

Details in a glance:

 

Tiny Treasures: Miniature Books from Scotland and Beyond

In the showcase of the foyer of Special Collections on level 12 of the University of Glasgow Library

July - September 2019

Launch: Wednesday 10th July, 2pm.


 [RM1]Expectations management! It is just one case after all