of the University of Edinburgh
A historical tour and timeline with Flash presentation and
audio commentary. An expanded text version is also available.
The Hope Scott Collection, Old Master paintings and bronzes, important
works by Scottish artists on display in the Red Gallery. Changing programme
of contemporary exhibitions by Scottish and international artists in The
Collections, Edinburgh University Library
The Division provides access
to, and administers, acquires, maintains and preserves, the University's
rich and varied collections of archives, manuscripts, theses, maps, and
early printed books.
University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (EUCHMI)
Scotland's leading general museum of musical instruments, with over
1000 items on display including stringed, woodwind, brass and percussion
instruments from Britain, Europe and distant lands.
Russell Collection of Early Keyboard Instruments
One of the most important collections of its kind, consisting of over
50 instruments dating from the end of the 16th century through to the
beginning of the 19th century, including the harpsichord, spinet, virginal,
clavichord, organ and fortepiano.
Natural History Collection
Zoological specimens representing the entire invertebrate phyla and
vertebrate classes collected for teaching and research over the last 100
years, displayed within a taxonomic framework to illustrate the diversity
of the Animal Kingdom.
& Scottish Studies
Sound Archive including tapes from the Place-names Survey, Gaelic
and Scots Linguistic Surveys, recordings from oral history groups throughout
Scotland, plus other collections. The Photographic Archive, rich in rurally
based material, dates mainly from the 1930's to the present day.
Enabling users to explore a wide variety of fine and rare early maps
of Scotland as well as printed texts relating to the geography and mapping
of Scotland from 1550 to 1740 and beyond.
Percy Johnson-Marshall Collection
Making The Percy Johnson-Marshall Collection of archives relating to Urban
Design, Regional Planning, Town and Country Planning, Post-War Planning
and Reconstruction, New Towns, Architecture and Urban History, accessible
for scholarship for the first time.
A repository for institutional administrative and clinical records, private
papers, photographs and objects relating to the past and present of Lothian
Museums of Scotland
Comprising the Royal Museum, Museum of Scotland, National War Museum
of Scotland, Museum of Flight, Shambellie House Museum of Costume, Museum
of Scottish Country Life and Granton Centre.