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Review of the Special Collections Summer Event on 25th July

The University Library held an event on 25th July showcasing our Special Collections.  We invited members of the public to come into the library and discover for themselves what we had on offer. They seemed impressed and had no idea they

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Designs on library books

You may have seen some of the fabulous displays of artists’s books and books from the library collections in the cabinets opposite the Eldon Art Shop. Well, 2nd year illustration student, Naomi Price, created one of her own. The library

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King of Portsmouth: an engaging exhibition

You may remember back in January I blogged about the devastating effect of the Blitz on Portsmouth which took place 75 years ago. Some of the most evocative artistic images of this period, which retain all their power and emotion today,

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University of Portsmouth: Our History exhibition

The history of the University of Portsmouth stretches back to 1869.  A display telling the story of the various institutions which became our current university is now on show at the Portsmouth History Centre until mid-May.  The display is a joint project between Portsmouth

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Women who lead

Come and explore the careers of women who have shaped the world and some of the women who lead our institution on display in Area 2B. Read more about Women’s History Month and women’s equality.

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Mail Art in the Library

Next time you visit the library, make sure that you take a look at the fabulous Mail Art exhibition on the first floor, curated by Oliver Tubb, MA(Res) Creative Industries student. Ollie’s project aims to archive and promote an extensive

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Artists’ Books displayed in Eldon Building

Just opposite the Art Shop in the Eldon Building, you will see a set of 3 cabinets displaying a collection of Artists’ Books – books made or conceived by an artist. The books on display which have been made by

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Culture24

For those of you who love archives and libraries and enjoy visiting museums and art galleries, this may be the website for you.  If you like finding out about forthcoming exhibitions (and anything archaeological and historical) see http://www.culture24.org.uk/home. It’s partly

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It’s not just people who get lost in a good library book

One library assistant collected a career’s worth of artifacts found in returned public library books and is now putting them on display at an exhibition. Read more here.

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TRAC visits UoP Library and the Graduate Show

Members of The Ryde Art Collective (TRAC) visited Portsmouth on Friday to see the delights of the University Library and the Graduate Show.  The one hour planned for perusing the library, quickly turned into 2!

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