Documenting lives

Letters and correspondence opening doors into the lives of john murray's authors.

  • inca cases at the john murray archive
  • inca cases at the john murray archive
  • inca cases at the john murray archive

In June 2007, ClickNetherfield completed an exceptional project for the prestigious National Library of Scotland, successfully using for the first time low reflective Amiran® glass on curved display cases.

With over 8 million books and a history of more than 300 years, the National Library of Scotland is the largest and most prestigious library in Scotland, and one of the largest libraries in the British Isles. With its extensive and varied collections of printed materials and large collections of manuscripts, this remarkable institution has made it a specific concern to ensure the protection and conservation of its valuable historical items.

Our circular Radian display cases were chosen for the project to meet the security and conservation requirements and of course the unique design for the gallery. These all-glass circular cases, manufactured with Schott anti-reflective Amiran® Optiwhite glass, enabled the library to display it's precious items within a controlled display chamber, with optimal visibility.

For this project, ClickNetherfield has further enhanced visual access to the artefacts with the development of special theatrical fibre optic and LED lighting, complying with the needs of the library. This display system has been complemented with touch screen interactivity in front of the cases, enabling visitors to view an original approach to the exhibits. ClickNetherfield are proud to have contributed to the preservation of unique pieces of work, such as Darwin's manuscript copy of the "Origin of Species".

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What's Inside

The manuscripts, letters and papers of world-famous authors. A fascinating insight into the 200 year history of the John Murray publishing house.


National Library of Scotland





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Radian and Evolution