|Items to be digitised will come from Marischal Museum, the University
Art Collection, the Natural
Philosophy Collection, Special Libraries and Archives
and the Herbarium, as well as from collections held by the Departments of Zoology
Marischal Museum was established in 1786. Today the collection consists of around 70,000 items, donated by graduates, staff and friends of the University over the centuries. Many objects are of national significance, with particular strengths in Scottish prehistory, Scottish militaria, African and Oceanic ethnography, Classical coins and Egyptology.
The Natural Philosophy Collection is part of the University's School of Physics, and is one of the finest of its type in the UK. The collection contains over 2,000 items spanning two and a half centuries, from mid eighteenth-century astronomical equipment to late twentieth-century digital computers.
Lack of display space and the fragility of many of these objects has made access difficult in the past. The LEMUR project will open up the collections to anyone, anywhere, with an Internet connection.