Manuscripts and Special Collections

Category: Announcements

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Medieval treasure to be opened to public view

November 3rd, 2011 at 02:11

By Dorothy Johnston. The 15th-century Wollaton Antiphonal, the most stunning of the medieval manuscripts cared for at the University of Nottingham, is to be made available to the public using the ‘Turning the Pages’ technology pioneered by the British Library. A research grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), awarded to Emeritus Professor [...]

Manuscripts feature in University’s Impact Campaign

October 24th, 2011 at 03:10

On Monday 17 October, Manuscripts and Special Collections featured as one of the projects in the first day of the University’s new fundraising campaign.  The launch took place on University Park, at the East Midlands Conference Centre.  Guests were introduced to “The Nottingham Experience” theme, which is one of five campaign themes being launched in [...]

Coming soon… ‘The New State of England’?

August 5th, 2011 at 10:08

‘THE NEW STATE OF ENGLAND’? THE GLORIOUS REVOLUTION AND ITS AFTERMATH IN THE HISTORIC COLLECTIONS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM FRIDAY 16 SEPTEMBER – SUNDAY 11 DECEMBER 2011 WESTON GALLERY, D H LAWRENCE PAVILION, LAKESIDE ARTS CENTRE, UNIVERSITY PARK NOTTINGHAM At the dawn of the eighteenth century a Dutch king was sitting on the English [...]

Survey results

May 26th, 2011 at 04:05

Thank you to those visitors to our Reading Room who took part in the survey we ran in February to March in association with the Archives and Records Association. We are delighted to report that readers were generally extremely positive about the service we offer. Responding to questions “about your visit experience” four aspects of [...]

Release of online water catalogues

1 May 3rd, 2011 at 08:05

From today, 22,870 new catalogue descriptions are available online and can be searched through the Manuscripts Online Catalogue. To mark the commencement of our new project, funded by the National Cataloguing Grants scheme, we have completed the retroconversion of the old typescript catalogues of our water collections. These collections include: the records of the Trent [...]

Water, water, everywhere

April 22nd, 2011 at 01:04

Manuscripts and Special Collections at The University of Nottingham has been awarded funding by the National Cataloguing Grants scheme, administered by The National Archives and supported by the Pilgrim Trust, the Foyle Foundation, the Wolfson Foundation, the Monument Trust, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the Mercers Company Charitable Foundation, the Goldsmiths Company and the J [...]

Easter and Bank Holiday closures

April 20th, 2011 at 08:04

The Reading Room will be closed from Good Friday 22 April 2011

National survey

February 25th, 2011 at 09:02

Next week we will be asking visitors to our Reading Room to help us by taking part in a survey.

Interrupted access to catalogues

February 7th, 2011 at 10:02

Wednesday 9th February there will be a short period from around 11.30am when readers will be unable to access catalogues and some web pages.

Christmas closure dates

December 20th, 2010 at 06:12

Our Reading Room will be closed for Christmas on Friday 24 December, and will reopen on Tuesday 4 January.