The exhibition 'From Parchment to Pixels - Collections at The University of Nottingham' ran from November 2006 to March 2007. It celebrated the rich resource (3 million documents and 40,000 books) which is looked after by the University of Nottingham's Manuscripts and Special Collections section.
The exhibition marked the successful move of the collections from the Hallward Library to new accommodation at the King's Meadow Campus, and was designed to make more local people aware of the strengths of the collections available for use.
The range of items on display reflected the fascinating variety of the collections. In date, the materials ranged from the middle ages to the present. In medium, they featured parchments, papers, illustrated books, photographs and engravings. The items showcased were often those less familiar to researchers, and did not include items from the literary collections which had already been the subject of other exhibitions.
The exhibition also described how modern technologies have transformed the character of specialist historic records and have enabled public access via the internet.
This online version of the exhibition consists of a series of pages based on the display boards, plus a selection of the items that were exhibited.
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