10th February 2023

Touring displays from the National Library of Scotland’s collections

Discover the breadth of the National Library of Scotland’s collections through our series of free displays, touring Scotland throughout the year.

The free displays are portable versions of acclaimed National Library exhibitions:

  • You Are Here which charts the history of maps in Scotland
  • Going to the Pictures about Scotland’s impact on the big screen
  • Lifting the Lid which tells the story of over 400 years of Scottish food and drink and introducing a new display
  • Scotland’s Photograph Album a brand-new display based on the Mackinnon photography collection – a vast collection documenting a century of Scottish life since the 1840s, jointly owned with the National Galleries of Scotland

Each display is made up of 10 eye-catching banners which are complemented by interactive handling boxes that give visitors a hands-on taste of the National Library’s collections.

They have previously travelled to libraries, shopping centres, visitor attractions and local museums, introducing the national collections to people around Scotland.

Host organisations are encouraged to exhibit their own collections alongside the displays to further explore the themes, as well as explore the connections between the national collections and their local area.

To find out more or to book a display for your venue, visit nls.uk/exhibitions or email exhibitions@nls.uk.

More information: https://www.nls.uk/exhibitions/touring-displays/

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