Edward Raban: Up Close

When & Where

University of Aberdeen Museums & Special Collections
Saturday, 16 July 2022 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
University of Aberdeen, Sir Duncan Rice Library, Bedford Road, Old Aberdeen, AB24

Event Details

Edward Raban: Up Close
An event celebrating 400 years of printing in Aberdeen

In July Aberdeen will celebrate the 400th anniversary of the birth of printing in the city and experts from the University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University (RGU) are coming together with others from across Scotland to mark the important milestone. A series of events and an online exhibition will tell the story of Aberdeen’s first printer, Edward Raban, who set up the region’s first printing press in Castle Street in 1622.
On Saturday, July 16, members of the public can get a close look at some of the earliest material printed in Aberdeen with a display of rare books at the University of Aberdeen’s Sir Duncan Rice Library. Attendees will also be able to hear talks about Raban’s fascinating life and the early Scottish book trade.

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Jennifer Shaw, Assistant Curator



Event Location

University of Aberdeen
Sir Duncan Rice Library
Bedford Road
Old Aberdeen


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