The Gallery represents an important public venue for visitors to the University and the Sir Duncan Rice Library to engage with the collections and be inspired.
Situated on the Ground Floor entrance to the Sir Duncan Rice Library, the Gallery is the primary venue for our ongoing programme of exhibitions showcasing multiple aspects of the University’s Special Collections. The space has been designed to be dynamic and accessible, offering opportunities to present enlightening and inspiring exhibitions that make connections to our collections. The exhibitions are designed to have a broad appeal and to be of interest to a wide public audience.
The Exhibitions Programme has enabled the exposure of rare and precious items from the Special Collections to a public audience in a substantial and meaningful way. The Special Collections Centre works closely with local schools and community groups to amplify the impact of the exhibitions to schools and community groups. The Gallery is a dedicated space for presenting culture as expressed through visual art and the written word through free and publicly accessible exhibitions and programming.
An associated public programme enhances the exhibitions through publicly accessible talks and activities facilitated by academic staff and invited speakers, presented free of charge.