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'Discover' is the National Library of Scotland's award-winning full-colour magazine.

Issue 32, summer 2016, includes:

  • Tour behind the scenes of our new premises in Glasgow's Kelvin Hall
  • Journey through magnificent maps with 'You are here', our summer exhibition
  • Explore the work and legacy of Robert Adam, one of Scotland's most celebrated architects
  • Unearth the secrets of Muriel Spark's literary archives.

'Discover' issue 32 — part one (PDF) (2.6 MB; 20 pages)

'Discover' issue 32 — part two (PDF) (3.6 MB; 16 pages)


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