This exhibition was made possible through the support of the Digital Imaging Unit (DIU). The DIU supports learning, teaching, and research through the digitisation of and long-term digital access to rare and unique research collections acquired or created by the University of Edinburgh.

With special thanks to and Dr Rebekah Higgitt, the Principal Curator of Science at National Museums Scotland, and National Museums Scotland for their support in digitising instruments from their Challenger holdings for this exhibition. Thank you also to National Library of Scotland for their permission to include Kirkwood's plan of the new town of Edinburgh.