Astronomy Victorious

Astronomy Victorious

Featuring Copernicus’ 1543 ground-breaking book On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres, meteorites, star charts, scientific instruments and Katie Paterson’s contemporary artwork Timepieces, this exhibition charts our fascination with, exploration of and responses to outer space. 

Highlands to Hindustan: Indian Art in University of Edinburgh Collections

Highlands to Hindustan: Indian Art in University of Edinburgh Collections

Marking the 70th anniversary of India’s independence, this exhibition celebrates the richness and visual splendour of two millennia of India's art. It reveals many objects from the University of Edinburgh collections that have never been on public display before... 

Godfrey Thomson: The Man Who Tested Scotland’s IQ

Godfrey Thomson: The Man Who Tested Scotland’s IQ

Professor Sir Godfrey Thomson is a forgotten giant in education. His life’s mission: to obtain the best education for all. His weapon: the IQ test. This exhibition richly remembers his life and work through his archives and reconstructs ‘Room 70’, Thomson’s IQ test factory... 

Towards Dolly: A Century of Animal Genetics in Edinburgh

Towards Dolly: A Century of Animal Genetics in Edinburgh

Think you know about Dolly? Come and see the world’s most famous sheep for yourself! This free exhibition tells the fascinating story of Edinburgh genetics over the past century, featuring rare books, archives, pictures, sound and film from Edinburgh University Library, as well as Dolly the sheep herself, on exclusive loan from National Museums Scotland. 

The World History of Rashid al-Din, 1314: A Masterpiece of Islamic Painting

The World History of Rashid al-Din, 1314: A Masterpiece of Islamic Painting

This festival exhibition highlights the Jami' al-Tawarikh (World History or Compendium of Chronicles) of Rashid al-Din, one of the masterpieces of medieval Islamic manuscripts. Celebrating the 700th anniversary of its production (1314/2014), the exhibition features approximately 15 folios from Edinburgh University Library’s manuscript (Or...