Shored Against Ruin: Fragments from the University of Edinburgh Collections

About the Exhibition

Dates: 8 December 2017 – 24 February 2018
Where: Exhibition Gallery, Main Library, George Square


Inspired by the recent gift of fragments from Eduardo Paolozzi’s mosaic archways at Tottenham Court Road, Shored Against Ruin showcases fragments from across the University collections. Featuring artworks, 2nd century manuscripts, film, Victorian photographs, fossils and anatomical specimens, this exhibition questions the nature of a fragment and examines why we care for them, whilst also considering the hidden histories they can tell us.