Starting the New Year with Special CollectionsJanuary 3, 2012
Last week’s round-up of interesting Special Collections tweets seems to have been quite popular, so here’s another to start the New Year.
UCL and Neighbours
Our Library Special Collections are open today (twitter profile picture showing our portico, left). Neighbouring Senate House Library is open vacation hours, with Special Collections in the Durning Lawrence Library (4th Floor).
The Petrie and the Grant are also open, and have specimens of the week online:
PetrieMuseumFriends, @FriendsOfPetrie, 3 Jan. First Petrie Museum Object of the week for 2012. Partly sculpted profile of Akhenaten or Nefertiti, Amarna c1350BC.
Grant Museum, UCL, @GrantMuseum, 3 Jan. What do you get when you cross a an anteater with a pine cone? This week’s specimen of the week is…
Another neighbour of note moved into Gower Street in 1839:
Other Amazing Libraries
Smithsonian Libraries, @SILibraries, 2 Jan. Starting the New Year with something very old: Our oldest bound volume in the Smithsonian Institution Libraries
UoR Special Colls, @UniRdg_SpecColl, 3 Jan. From Some are more human than others sketch-book by Stevie Smith pub. Gaberbocchus Happy New Year http://pic.twitter.com/LTnvyfbL