Past exhibitions

An overview of some of the exhibitions held at the National Library of Scotland since 2003.

 

Boy in red cap and tartan scarf

'Wha's like us: A nation of dreams and ideas'

13 December 2013 to 18 May 2014

 

Painted slide of buffalo attack

'Picturing Africa: Illustrating Livingstone's travels'

14 June to 3 November 2013

 

1930s poster detail showing man in car with map

'Putting Scotland on the map: The world of John Bartholomew & Son'

7 December 2012 to 7 May 2013

 

Lillian Gish wearing tartan costume

'Going to the pictures: Scotland at the cinema'

15 June to 28 October 2012

 

Painting of Macbeth meeting 3 witches

'Beyond Macbeth: Shakespeare in Scottish collections'

9 December 2011 to 29 April 2012

 

'Banned-books' exhibition logo

'Banned books: Censorship of the printed word'

24 June to 30 October 2011

 

Watercolour illustration of golfer

'A swing through time: Golf in Scotland'

18 June 2010 to 20 March 2011

 

'Curtain-up' exhibition logo

'Curtain up: 40 years of Scottish theatre'

19 December 2009 to 3 May 2010

   

'Orginal export' logo detail

'The Original Export: Stories of Scottish emigration'

26 June to 11 October 2009

   

Notes from 'Auld-lang-syne'

'Scots music abroad'

6 March to 9 May 2009

   

'Zig-zag' exhibition title

Zig-Zag: The paths of Robert Burns

7 November 2008 to 1 February 2009

   

'500 years of the Scottish printed word'

'Imprentit: 500 years of the Scottish printed word'

Friday 27 June to Sunday 12 October 2008

   

Dan Dare

'Local heroes: The art of the graphic novel'

Friday 4 April to Sunday 1 June 2008

   

Words written on slates

'Words out of place'

1 February to 1 March 2008

   

Ian Rankin

'Crime Scene Edinburgh: 20 Years of Rankin and Rebus'

24 October 2007 to 13 January 2008

   

'Tigers'

'Tea And Tigers: Stories from Scotland and South Asia'

5 July to 5 September 2007

   

Dick Buna and 'Miffy'

'Happy Birthday Miffy!'

30 March until 3 June 2007

   

Manuscript detail

'Fonn 's Duthchas: Land and legacy'

January to December 2007

   

The Menai Bridge

'Telford: Father of Modern Engineering'

October to November 2007

   

Hawk owl

'Birds of a feather: Audubon's adventures in Edinburgh'

4 July to 15 October 2006

   

Scottish Asian male

'The New Scots'

10 March to 22 May 2006

   

Birds' custard advert

'Sale of the centuries: A celebration of shopping in Scotland'

December 2005 to February 2006

   

Photo of Isabella Bird

'In the footsteps of Isabella Bird: Adventures in twin time travel'

28 October-27 November 2005

   

Wartime photos of man and woman

'Scotland's Secret War'

8 July to 16 October 2005

   

Illustration of woman looking at landscape

'Wish you were here: Travellers tales from Scotland, 1540-1960'

8 July to 16 October 2003

 

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