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Current and forthcoming exhibitions in the Main Library and online.

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A Gathering of Leaves  

4 November 2022 until 25 February 2023. Please note the exhibition will be closed 22 December until 3 January 2023.

Monday to Saturday, 10am until 5pm.

Main Library Exhibition Gallery (ground floor)

Andrea Odametey's prize-winning binding
The winning binding from 2017 – “Daedelus and Icarus” bound by Andrea Odametey

A showcase of the prizewinning and selected bindings from the Designer Bookbinders International Bookbinding Competition 2022 will be traveling to Edinburgh this Autumn. Responding to the theme of plants and gardens to help celebrate the 400th anniversary of the opening of the Oxford Botanic Garden, a selection of bindings chosen from 150 entries will be featured in the exhibition.

Designer Bookbinders is one of the foremost societies devoted to the craft of fine bookbinding. Founded over fifty years ago it has, by means of exhibitions and publications, helped to establish the reputation of British bookbinding worldwide. Since 1975 the society has supported the Designer Bookbinders UK Bookbinding Competition which aims to encourage apprentices and students of bookbinding, and anyone else who enjoys making books. 

Online Exhibitions

Discover online exhibitions from the Centre for Research Collections and the University community on our new exhibition platform. 

University of Edinburgh Online Exhibitions