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Learn about the National Library of Scotland's collections through the insights of our curators. From Victorian funerary customs to polar exploration and much more, discover the treasures of Scotland's information portal.
||David Livingstone: Picturing Africa||David McClay, National Library of Scotland Manuscripts Curator guides listeners through the Library's current exhibition which celebrates the iconic images of Africa that were created from sketches, photographs and notes made during David Livingstone's...||19 6 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Lunatic asylums reports of British India||National Library of Scotland's Medical History of British India project manager, Francine Millard talks about some of the things covered in the reports on lunatic asylums run by the British in colonial India.||3 4 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Medical History of British India Project||Francine Millard, Digitisation Manager for the Medical History of British India Project at the National Library of Scotland gives an overview of the project looking at colonial medicine in India during the 19th and 20th centuries.||3 1 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Scottish Screen Archive: A window in time||SSA Manager, Ruth Washbrook talks about how the films of and about Scotland provide a 'rear view window in time'.||14 9 12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Who were the Brothers Grimm?||To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Grimm's popular German tales first appearing in print, NLS Rare Books Curator, Anette Hagan talks about how Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm came to write the stories.||5 9 12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Going to the Pictures: Scotland at the Cinema||Curator Andrew Martin discusses the lure and fascination of going to the cinema in Scotland from the earliest days.||6 8 12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Morbid Curiosity: Death in Official Publications part 2||National Library of Scotland Curator Francine Millard talks about the changing perception of death and funerary rituals in Britain from Victorian era to the present day.||4 7 12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Morbid Curiosity: Death in Official Publications part 1||National Library of Scotland Curator, Francine Millard highlights material associated with death and funerary customs in the Library's collections.||4 7 12||Free||View In iTunes|