Special Collections online exhibitions

Discover our collections through online versions of our exhibitions:

2014: Projecting Victorians: the magic lantern rekindled

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Come in and find out about the Beet Lantern Slide Collection and why PowerPoint is not such a novel idea...

Curated by Kirsten Ehinger and Sam Longhurst, School of English.

2013-14: Robert William Innes Smith: GP and scholar

Innes SmithRobert William Innes Smith (1872-1933), originally from Edinburgh, worked as a GP in Sheffield. He was an avid collector of medical books and portraits, and was well known for his extensive knowledge of medical history and biography. This exhibition shows a small selection from both the Innes Smith Collection and the Innes Smith Medical Portraits Collection, about eminent physicians... and poets, chemists, philanthropists and murderers!