Thursday, 25 March 2010

Spring time

Spring into the Official Publications Unit.

Spring is now appearing, and as you walk around Edinburgh the display of crocuses, snowdrops and primroses are breathtaking.
I thought that I should celebrate the emergence of springtime with an exhibition in the display cabinet outside the Official Publications Unit in our Causewayside building.
The items that I chose for the display are beautifully illustrated books, ranging from The art of natural history illustrated treatises and botanical paintings 1400-1850 with a lovely drawing of an Iris on the cover to Artists Kew which has the drawing of the huge green house on the cover, to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh periodical Botanics which has a cover of snowdrops.
I also relate Easter with spring time and I thought a picture of a cross from the book The British Museum Christ was quite apt.
Why not come along and see for yourself this slightly different aspect of Official Publications.