Friday, 17 May 2013

What makes a masterpiece?

This is the question that the current exhibition in the Edinburgh University Main Library Exhibition Gallery, ‘Masterpieces III’, hopes to answer!

‘Masterpieces III’ is the final instalment of an exhibition programme that started in 2009, in the then brand new facilities in the Library. From what was a straight forward exhibition of beautiful objects in the first ‘Masterpieces’, we have moved to a much more thought-provoking series of items that might not have been traditionally thought of as treasures.

A variety of material from across University Collections is on display and, as this exhibition is themed around science and medicine, LHSA items feature prominently. This is a great opportunity to see some of our collection including a selection from our UNESCO-awarded HIV/AIDS Collections, a notebook that charts the invention of the bionic arm and a silent film about the Royal Infirmary from the 1930s.

We hope these pictures tempt you into coming to have a look yourself. The exhibition is free and open to all from Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm. ‘Masterpieces III’ will be on display in the Edinburgh University Main Library Exhibition Gallery (30 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LJ) until 6 July.

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