Edinburgh College of Art, which merged with the University of Edinburgh in 2011, built up a rich collection of rare and important books and other paper items.
These include magnificent architectural books, unique hand-painted shawl designs, textile samples, private press books and fine bindings. All of the books have relevance to the college’s traditions of teaching art and design.
The collection was transferred to the Centre for Research Collections (CRC) at the University's Main Library in November 2011. The books are now kept in climate-controlled secure strongrooms where they will be protected and preserved. Over the next year the books will be catalogued to a high level and will be available for study and teaching in the CRC.
This article was published on Nov 23, 2012