Manuscripts and Special Collections

Tag: exhibitions

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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 [...]

New Exhibition – ‘Money, Money, Money’

June 8th, 2011 at 09:06

Visitors to the Business Library can see a new exhibition of material from Manuscripts and Special Collections exploring the world of finance and accounting. The display looks back to an era before online banking, credit cards, or chip and pin machines, to chart the development of modern financial systems. For example, did you know that [...]

Mayfest

May 13th, 2011 at 09:05

Last Saturday saw the University’s annual Mayfest for alumni, supporters and the community. Manuscripts and Special Collections had our usual activities based at the Lakeside Pavilion, as well as more formal events with the Vice Chancellor and in the Great Hall. Bearing in mind that the weather was not as good as last year, we [...]

Preparing for an exhibition

May 19th, 2010 at 03:05

I’m in the early stages of preparing an exhibition to go into the Weston Gallery during the autumn. It will be on the broad theme of how children were taught reading, writing and arithmetic. It will draw much of its material from the Briggs Collection of Educational Literature, which focuses mainly on the 18th and [...]

Wives, Widows and Wimples

May 4th, 2010 at 11:05

The story of Silence, a girl brought up as a boy; the imprisonment of Elizabeth Swillington, mistreated to get her to sign over her inheritance; John Gower’s poem ‘Traitié…pour essampler les amantz marietz’, praising fidelity in marriage; devotional literature presented as a moral alternative to tales of knights and their quests; controversy over women dressing [...]

‘Saints, Sinners and Story Tellers’ exhibition opens soon

April 9th, 2010 at 11:04

Saints, Sinners and Story Tellers Medieval Wollaton Manuscripts at the University of Nottingham This new exhibition opens on Friday 30 April 2010 and continues in the Weston Gallery at the Lakeside Arts Centre on University Park until Sunday 1 August 2010. It features a local collection of manuscript volumes which offer an extraordinarily rich perspective [...]