Blog: University of Edinburgh

  • A Lifetime of Labels

    by Eve Morley, Collections Services Department Volunteer, 15 August 2016

    The backs of paintings can reveal a great deal about he history of a work of art.

    A Lifetime of Labels

    Digitising hundreds of picture labels

  • The Lens of Collecting

    by Dr Kirstie Skinner, 01 July 2016

    In the light of our Surreal Encounters exhibition Dr Kirstie Skinner reflects on the relationship between collectors, collections and the objects that they contain.

    The Lens of Collecting

    Roland Penrose in his flat at Downshire Hill with works from his collection.

  • Digital engagement and the Artcasting project

    by Dr Jen Ross, 16 May 2016

    Dr. Jen Ross, Deputy Director (KE) of Research and Knowledge Exchange in the School of Education, University of Edinburgh on using digital to better understanding how visitors experiences.

    Digital engagement and the Artcasting project

    artcasting-blog

  • painter painting paintings on paper

    by Phoebe Mitchell, Artist, 29 September 2015

    Artist Phoebe Mitchell gives us an insight into her painting process

    painter painting paintings on paper

    Shoulder (detail), Phoebe Mitchell, 2015. © Phoebe Mitchell

  • The Olympian Gods and other stories

    by Lauren Roden, 01 September 2015

    Michael Bury volunteers in our Print Room at the Scottish National Gallery to help catalogue the print collection.

    The Olympian Gods and other stories

    Olympian Gods

  • Beauty by Design – Historic and Contemporary Reflections

    by Kate Anderson, 25 April 2015 1 Comments

    Kate Anderson, Senior Curator sixteenth and seventeenth Century Collections at the Portrait Gallery traces the parallels between fashion and beauty today and in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

    Beauty by Design – Historic and Contemporary Reflections

    Beauty By Design - Margaret Graham, Lady Napier by Adam de Colone, 1626