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Preserving a giant pop-up book| 2019

Conservator Shona Hunter discusses the conservation, exhibition, and 3D modelling of the original “scenery” for John McGrath’s play “The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil.”

Devised as a giant pop-up book, the stage-set was created by contemporary Scottish artist John Byrne is made of corrugated cardboard. Come along and find out more about Scotland’s largest book, including its creation, repair, display, and digitisation.

Image Credit: NLS

National Library of Scotland George IV Bridge Edinburgh EH1 1EJ

Tuesday 29 January @ 2:00pm - Tuesday 29 January @ 3:00pm

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Pop-up book + John McGrath play + NLS conservation presentation

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