Manuscripts and Special Collections

Online exhibitions

Browse online versions of previous Weston Gallery exhibitions or explore particular themes or subject areas.

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From the Weston Gallery

To extend access to our exhibition programme we have created online versions of some previous Weston Gallery exhibitions.

These condensed adaptations consist of a series of pages based on the display boards plus a selection of the exhibits.

Go to the Icelandic Literature exhibition

Ice, Fire and Northern Myths

Icelandic literature 

Go to the Nottingham Park exhibition

Nottingham Park

From ducal estate to urban residence

Go to The Bawdy Court exhibition

The Bawdy Court

Views of community life in 16th/17th century Nottinghamshire 

Go to the D H Lawrence exhibition

DH Lawrence at Nottingham

A literary legacy

 
Go to the War, Women & Survival exhibition

War, Women and Survival

Sometimes it takes courage to survive 

Go to the From Parchment to Pixels exhibition

From Parchment to Pixels

Collections at the University of Nottingham

Go to the Windows On War website

Windows on War

Soviet War Posters 
1943-1945

Go the the Laxton exhibition

Laxton

Farming in an open field village

 
Go to the Gladstone exhibition page

W.E. Gladstone

The Grand Old Man in Nottinghamshire

Saints, Sinners and Storytellers exhibition

Saints, Sinners and Storytellers

Medieval Wollaton Manuscripts

Poster for the New State of England exhibition

The New State of England

The Glorious Revolution and its Aftermath

Proud father and baby, Derbyshire 1949

Mothers and Midwives

A History of Maternity in the East Midlands

 
Go to The Many Lives of D H Lawrence exhibition

The Many Lives of D H Lawrence

Battle of the biographers

BallsBootsandPlayersthumb

Balls, Boots and Players

Celebrating 500 Years of Nottingham High School in its Community

Nottinghamshire's People

Nottinghamshire's People

Ancestral Stories from the Archives

All Quiet in the Weston Gallery

All Quiet in the Weston Gallery

The First World War

 
George Green exhibition poster

George Green

Nottingham's Magnificent Mathematician

Image taken from the poster for 'Walking the Tightrope', depicting a cartoon-style drawing os a girl and her grandfather balancing on a tightrope against an orange sky.

Playing Around

Taking Theatre to Communities across the East Midlands

Charging Against Napoleon exhibition

Charging Against Napoleon

Wellington's Campaigns and Waterloo

Going Global

Going Global

A history of The University of Nottingham 

 
Inspiring Beauty

Inspiring Beauty

80 Years of Making Up the Modern Woman

Grand Tourists and Others

Grand Tourists and Others

Grand Tourists and Others: Travelling Abroad Before the 20th Century

Francis Willughby (1635-72)

Francis Willughby (1635-72)

A Natural Historian and his Collections

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Weather Extremes

Making and breaking records in Nottinghamshire

 
Threads of Empire: Rule and resistance in colonial India 1740-1840

Threads of Empire

Rule and resistance in colonial India 1740-1840

Bookcase image

Collected Words

From the literary collections at the University of Nottingham

Danelaw Saga Bringing Vikings Back to the East Midlands

Danelaw Saga

Bringing Vikings Back to the East Midlands

From Rags to Witches - The grim tale of children's stories

From Rags to Witches

The grim tale of children's stories

 
Selection of Elections poster-crop

A Selection of Elections

Votes, suffrage and reform

Tree struck by lightning

Sylva

'To Slowly Trace The Forest's Shady Scene'

Romantic Facts and Fantasies

Romantic Facts and Fantasies

Culture and Heritage of the Romantic Age, c. 1780-1840

George IV

Georgian Delights

Life during the reign of George IV (1820-1830)

 
Go to the Fully Fashioned exhibition

Fully Fashioned

Archival remnants of the textile trade

Florence Nightingale exhibition logo

Florence Nightingale Comes Home

In 2020 we celebrated 200 years since her birth

Beyond the Mayflower exhibition logo

Beyond the Mayflower

Religious dissent and tolerance in Nottinghamshire and beyond

 

Spotlight on...

A special set of online exhibitions designed to be an introduction to our holdings.

Go to the In Good Health exhibition in Spotlight

In Good Health

Healthcare and medicine from the past several hundred years

Go to the Travellers and Tourists exhibition in Spotlight

Travellers and Tourists

Early explorations and the beginnings of tourism

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By Sword and Gun

Famous wars, and the personal experiences of fighting men

Go the Literary Miscellany exhibition in Spotlight

A Literary Miscellany

Local authors join literary figures of earlier centuries

 
Go to the Cradle to Grave exhibition in Spotlight

From the Cradle to the Grave

Birth and death, childhood and adult life, work and leisure

spotlightUniversity

From the University's History

Memorable events from civic college origins to current activities

Go to The Wollaton Antiphonal Turning Pages

The Wollaton Antiphonal

Turn the pages of The Wollaton Antiphonal 

 

Focus on...

Our ‘focus on’ exhibitions provide an introduction to particular themes or subject areas.

Go to the Focus on Sport exhibition

Sport

Exercise through the centuries

Go to the Focus on Robin Hood exhibition

Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest

Ballads, literature, and the historical context 

Go to Spotlight on Slavery

Spotlight on Slavery

The slave trade over the centuries 

 

Other displays

Displays of themed material in libraries and other sites around our campuses.

Campus displays

Other Events

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