publication . Article . Other literature type . 2008

A hidden history

Meredith Wadman;
Open Access English
  • Published: 18 Dec 2008
  • Publisher: International Committee for University Museums and Collections (UMAC)
  • Country: Germany
Abstract
The Cultural Collections Audit project began at the University of Edinburgh in 2004, searching for hidden treasures in its 'distributed heritage collections' across the university. The objects and collections recorded in the Audit ranged widely from fine art and furniture to historical scientific and teaching equipment and personalia relating to key figures in the university's long tradition of academic excellence. This information was gathered in order to create a central database of information, to identify objects in vulnerable or dangerous situations, to identify items that require conservation, and for insurance purposes. The response of colleagues in all a...
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free text keywords: Multidisciplinary, Biological studies, Technician, Geneticist, Psychoanalysis, History
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