Current and forthcoming Exhibitions at the University of Edinburgh Main Library.
Reading Music 24 May – 2 August 2017, Monday-Friday, 9am – 5pm
Binks Trust Exhibition Wall, Centre for Research Collections, University of Edinburgh Main Library (6th Floor)
Coinciding with the opening of the newly refurbished St. Cecilia’s Hall, this exhibition explores the rich history of the University’s music collections. Featuring Sebastian Virdung’s Musica Getutscht – the oldest printed manual on musical instruments, Robert Marr’s record of musical performances at the 1886 International Exhibition of Industry, held on the Edinburgh Meadows and account books of Edinburgh-based musical instrument makers, it highlights the breadth of the collections and underpins the vibrancy of Edinburgh’s musical scene. Reaching back to the 16th century, the University’s historical musical instruments are Recognised as a Nationally Significant Collection.