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Nordstrom appointed to St Andrews Special Collections role

Rachel Nordstrom has been appointed Photographic Collections Manager at the University of St Andrews Library’s Special Collections Division. She replaces Marc Boulay who returned to Canada earlier this year. She has taken on the leadership of the Photographic Collections team and will soon be recruiting for a new Photographic Cataloguer.

Rachel will continue to have oversight of the preservation needs of the University’s rich and varied collection of photographs in all formats, whilst also taking on strategic oversight of the team and the development of the collection. She aims to provide a community resource for research and discovery, and to contribute actively to the sharing and interpretation of the collection's content for the benefit of the public. She also strives to position photography so as to complement, inform, or be the result of some form of intellectual discourse and to build upon the collection's strengths.

A graduate of the International Museum Studies program at the University of Gothenburg, and the Collections Conservation and Management program at Fleming College, Ontario, Rachel came to St Andrews from the Fox Talbot Museum in 2013. She is currently Secretary of ICON-Scotland, and is a committee member of both the Scottish Society for the History of Photography, and the Institute for Photography in Scotland.

BPH wishes Rachel well in her new role and the continuation of making the rich photography collections at St Andrews better known and appreciated. 

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