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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Learn about the National Library of Scotland's collections through the insights of our curators. From Victorian funerary customs to polar exploration and much more, discover the treasures of Scotland's information portal.

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English


Episodes

Plague!

4/13/2016
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Listen to Dr Anette Hagan as she walks you around Plague! our latest exhibition which looks at cultural history of contagious diseases in Scotland.

Duration: 00:12:27


Lifting the Lid on 400 years of food in Scotland

8/3/2015
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Manuscripts curator Olive Geddes provides an audio overview of the National Library of Scotland's summer exhibition which looks at the changing relationship Scotland has had with food and drink over the last 400 years.

Duration: 00:13:25


Game of Crowns: the 1715 Jacobite Rising

1/27/2015
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Robert Betteridge, National Library of Scotland rare books curator, provides an overview of the exhibition which commemorates the 300th anniversary of the 1715 rising.

Duration: 00:08:42


Behind the Lines: Personal stories of the First World War

8/8/2014
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National Library of Scotland curators Jan Usher and Alison Metcalfe talk about the Library's WWI exhibition which is open until 11 November 2014 at the NLS main building on George IV Bridge, Edinburgh. http://digital.nls.uk/great-war/

Duration: 00:09:40


David Livingstone: Picturing Africa

6/19/2013
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David McClay, National Library of Scotland Manuscripts Curator guides listeners through the Library's current exhibition which celebrates the iconic images of Africa that were created from sketches, photographs and notes made during David Livingstone's 19th century expeditions.

Duration: 00:12:11


Lunatic asylums reports of British India

4/3/2013
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National Library of Scotland's Medical History of British India project manager, Francine Millard talks about some of the things covered in the reports on lunatic asylums run by the British in colonial India.

Duration: 00:05:13


Medical History of British India Project

1/3/2013
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Francine Millard, Digitisation Manager for the Medical History of British India Project at the National Library of Scotland gives an overview of the project looking at colonial medicine in India during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Duration: 00:02:44


Who were the Brothers Grimm?

9/5/2012
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To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Grimm's popular German tales first appearing in print, NLS Rare Books Curator, Anette Hagan talks about how Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm came to write the stories.

Duration: 00:11:13


Morbid Curiosity: Death in Official Publications part 2

7/4/2012
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National Library of Scotland Curator Francine Millard talks about the changing perception of death and funerary rituals in Britain from Victorian era to the present day.

Duration: 00:03:36