It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas…

Receiving a new gift collection into the library always feels a little bit like Christmas - you unpack it with hope and excitement that it will have all kinds of wonderful items in it… 


And so it was when we first unpacked the book collection that was given to the University of York by the York Museums Trust last year. We were not disappointed!

The collection of approximately 5000 items, which was previously located at York Art Gallery, was transferred to the Morrell Library in Spring 2013. Library staff are currently adding the collection to stock with completion by Spring 2015.

All photos are by Paul Shields, the University Photographer, and are used by permission.
Click on any of them to enlarge the image.

The subjects covered by the collection range from woodcuttings to Warhol, sculpture to sign-painting, and from Hogarth to Hepworth; they will undoubtedly enhance the breadth and quality of the art related stock available at York.

We want to keep you informed of our progress and to highlight some of the items which interest and excite us as we add them to stock. It is a great additional resource for the Library and we want to make sure that our users are fully aware of the collection and can take advantage of the wealth of material it offers, so keep an eye on this blog for updates.

You can also check on our progress by simply searching through YorSearch using the Advanced Search option - selecting Provenance and entering York City Art Gallery.

All photos are by Paul Shields, the University Photographer, and are used by permission.
Click on any of them to enlarge the image.

Ruth Elder,
Collection Space Management Co-ordinator

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