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

January - March 2019

Of speculative indications

Our current foyer display is curated by visual artist Leontios Toumpouris.

In an attempt to negotiate with morality and reduce the didacticism of emblems, Leontios Toumpouris installs a series of mottoes, digitally printed on paper, alongside four incomplete emblem books from the Stirling Maxwell collection. The tripartite structure of emblems (motto-image-epigram) becomes the starting point for the curation of the display.

Emblem books on display:

Accademia degli incamminati: ‘The Carracci Notebook’ (Italy: 1604-1607) SM 1386

‘Emblemata’ manuscript (France?: 16th Century) SMM 5

Roemer Visscher: Zinne-poppen manuscript (The Netherlands: 1701) SM 1084

‘Symbola’ manuscript (Germany: 1685-1695) SM 1838

On display in The Hunterian

Nothing at present

External Exhibitions

Yale Center for British Art, New Haven (USA)
20 February - 20 May 2019

William Hunter and the Anatomy of the Modern Museum

An adapted version of William Hunter and the Anatomy of the Modern Museum, originally exhibited at The Hunterian from October 2018 - January 2019. This major exhibition marks 300 years since the birth of Dr William Hunter (1718-1783), the Hunterian's founder. It features many rare books and manuscripts from William Hunter's Library, including the Hunterian Psalter.

For more information, see the YBCA exhibitions page.