Tag: exhibitions

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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In the end, it’s all worth it. And here’s why…

It can sometimes be difficult, separated as we are from departments and the assessment process, to place our work as enquiries staff into the wider context of academic output and achievement. Sure, we see essays and dissertations on screens as

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Sonia Delaunay at Tate Modern

Going to London over the summer?  I recommend visiting Tate Modern to take in the latest EY Exhibition: Sonia Delaunay.  Her career spanned much of the twentieth century.  Often working with husband, Robert Delaunay, they developed a distinctive abstract style

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Fashion Museum, Bath

Took advantage of a work trip to Bath to visit the Fashion Museum. The current exhibition, Georgians: Dress for Polite Society, is fabulous including sumptuous dresses and beautifully embellished gowns and even coats for men.  It was interesting to see

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Promotions and Exhibits

We often get asked about promoting student events or hosting exhibitions in the Library. Yes, this is possible and we’ve just posted 2 new Library Guides explaining what is allowed, and how to go about arranging things: Using Library Display

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New Sherlock Holmes exhibit in the Library

Calling all fans of Sherlock Holmes! Following on from the Sherlock Holmes themed Library presence at Freshers’ Fair, there is now an attractive display of Sherlock Holmes novels and Victoriana in the Library exhibition space beside the comfortable seating area

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Brains: The Mind as Matter

The University of Portsmouth is involved in this exhibition at the Wellcome Trust about the human brain: http://www.wellcomecollection.org/whats-on/exhibitions/brains.aspx  

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Yesterday marked the 100th anniversary of the launch of Titanic from the Harland & Wolff yard in Belfast. We’ve covered the Titanic before, but there’s more here from the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum’s Titanic exhibition. http://www.nmni.com/titanic/Home.aspx

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Book of the Dead Game

Here is a game from the British Museum website to go with their very interesting Book of the Dead exhibition: http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/all_current_exhibitions/book_of_the_dead/puzzle_game.aspx

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