Over the last few months I have been working with Publishing Scotland to develop an exhibition and book festival at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) to celebrate books and nature. This partnership is particularly appropriate in this Year of Natural Scotland, and we have enjoyed selecting suitable titles from an array of Scotland’s publishers and authors that cover a wide variety of topics from fish to fossils, seashores to mountaintops. This includes a small selection of RBGE’s own publications.
Last Friday we saw all our selections coming together as we installed the exhibition in the Gateway Gallery (at the John Hope Gateway). This is one of the most satisfying parts of my job as Exhibitions Manager: seeing all the objects brought together, working with exhibitions partners, handling the objects and getting them on display for the public to enjoy.
Here are a few shots I’ve taken of the exhibition – you can come and see it for yourself until 31 July. And don’t miss out on the associated book festival on 15 & 16 June!