POSTPONED: Signet Library: The Great Affair Is To Move: Travel and Topography from the Signet Library Collections *
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED INDEFINITELY.
From its Georgian beginnings to the present day, the Signet Library has been a rich repository for the literature and art of travel. This exhibition is our invitation to you to follow in the footsteps of the great literary travellers Thomas Dibdin and Samuel Spiker who visited and wrote about the Signet Library two hundred years ago. View and discuss beautiful curated selections of our travel books, maps, and ephemera from four centuries with the researchers, historians and academics who have worked with them. View prints and photographs from around Scotland and around the world. Be the first to view our digitisation of the 1760s travel diary of the great Scottish Enlightenment printer and publisher William Creech, and enjoy a display of sketchbooks, proof engravings and published work by “Turner’s favourite engraver” William Miller. “The great affair is to move,” said Robert Louis Stevenson. “We are all travellers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.”
FREE ENTRY BUT BY PREBOOKED TICKET ONLY. PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO STEP-FREE ACCESS TO THE EXHIBITION.