Imagining Scotland’s Past: Epic and Satirical Illustrations from the 18th and 19th Centuries

University of Glasgow Library Blog

As UofGASC begin to welcome a new cohort of placement students, it seems a fitting opportunity to publish the work of one of last year’s Museum Studies students.

Guest blog post by Antonios Chaliakopoulos, Museum Studies placement student

I completed a placement in the Special Collections department of the Library, jointly supervised by the Hunterian Museum, to research material for a future Hunterian exhibition, ‘Old Ways and New Roads’. This exhibition is programmed to open on the 14th of August and close on the 29th of November 2020, and will deal with the theme of early travelling and tourism in Scotland over a period of 100 years from 1720 to 1822. Working for such a project presented me with the opportunity to immerse myself in Scottish history and some beautifully illustrated editions currently held in Special Collections. During this work placement, I studied approximately 50 books, but only a…

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