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The People Behind the Pages: Making Books in Scotland

posted 3 Jan 2009, 19:31 by David Rintoul   [ updated 27 Jan 2009, 21:59 ]
This exhibition charts the history of the people who worked in the various industries involved in the creation of books and other printed material in Scotland.

It documents the working lives of individuals involved in book production; from authors, editors, papermakers and printers right through to booksellers, librarians and finally the Scottish readers who bought and borrowed the books that were produced.

The exhibition utilises material gathered over the last ten years by the Scottish Archive of Print and Publishing History Records (SAPPHIRE) and allows a unique glimpse into the lives of the ‘People Behind the Pages’.

The exhibition contains a number of exhibits, exhibition panels, film footage of the various stages of book production as well as a unique opportunity to hear the voices of individuals from all stages of production talking about their working lives.

Museum of Edinburgh, Huntly House, 142 Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH8 8DD (map)

Running 'til 17th January 2009
Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Admission Free

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