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A Split Personality? The double life of the King James Library

A guest post in advance of the Gateway Gallery exhibition: A Royal Foundation: 400 Years of King James Library. Colin Bovaird has studied and worked in the Library and here brings some recent memories of the experiences. This post is cross-posted on the Museum Collections Blog. Some of the less expected things that go on…

22 August 2012Events

A Royal Foundation: 400 years of the King James Library — a new exhibition, coming soon!

On this day 400 years ago, 10 August 1612, three trunks full of books arrived by sea. The arrival of these books, a gift of almost 100 works from Queen Anne and Princess Elizabeth, mark the culmination of a royal donation of books from which we date the founding of the King James Library. Six…

10 August 2012Events

CREATIVE CAPTURE: Exhibition open for StAnza!

Our Photographic Collections team was hard at work yesterday installing an exhibition in St Andrews Public Library for this weekend’s StAnza Festival. The exhibition, entitled “Creative Capture: Six St Andrews Poets,” is a temporary installation of the permanent exhibition recently installed in the University Main Library. The exhibition features portraits of six leading contemporary poets,…

15 March 2012collections highlights Events

Medieval manuscripts go on display for Mediaeval Weekend!

The Department of Special Collections is delighted to be participating in the forthcoming Mediaeval Weekend which is taking place from 18-19 February 2012. This is a weekend celebrating Mediaeval culture, with particular focus on music and St Andrews. Lectures, performances and workshops will be given by internationally recognised experts. In addition there is a rare…

15 February 2012general information

Permanent exhibition launches at Main Library

On Friday, 3 February 2012, a new exhibition was launched at the Main Library. This exhibition, entitled “Creative Capture: Six St Andrews Poets,” will become a permanent feature of the library at the end of March. In November 2011, the photographer Norman McBeath photographed six leading contemporary poets, all of whom are or have been…

6 February 2012general information

Refurbished Main Library re-opens!

On Monday, 26 September 2011, the Main Library reopened its doors after being closed for refurbishment over the summer. This summer’s work (documented on the Library’s redevelopment blog) was the first of a two-phase refurbishment project that will be completed next summer. This year’s improvements were focused on fitting a new HVAC system as well…

29 September 2011collections highlights general information