VideoAs part of Burns&Beyond 2021 celebrate the life and works of Robert Burns with curator Dr Calum Robertson and objects from our collection.
VideoEnablers are part of the team who help people learn more about the museum’s collections by delivering workshops, events and activities. This job is all about People and Communication. Would your pupils like to do a job like this? Many face-to-face aspects of the Enabler job role have changed during...
Audio2020 marks the 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath, one of Scotland's most important historical artefacts. To mark the anniversary we spoke to two experts to understand more about how it was created, and why it still resonates today. In this podcast we are joined by National Museums Scotland's...
Wylie, Alice ; Blackwell, Alice ; Broun, Dauvit
VideoDr Matt Knight FSAScot, Curator of Prehistory at National Museums Scotland presents “Fragments of the Bronze Age. The destruction and deposition of metalwork in Britain.”, an account of research on the remains of bronze age metal objects, commonly retrieved as hoards. With thanks to Society Fellow Sir Angus Grossart QC...
Knight, Matthew G
VideoLydia Prosser, Curator of Medieval Archaeology and History, presents a personalised tour of our Kingdom of the Scots gallery. Discover collections that chart the development of Scotland into the nation we know today, from the early medieval period up to the union with England in 1707. See highlights of our...
PodcastKate Buchanan is joined by Adrián Maldonado to discuss Adrián’s journey to studying medieval Scottish history and his work on early Christian burial in Scotland and his current work with the Glenmorangie Research Project.
Buchanan, Kate ; Maldonado, Adrián
AudioFriederike Voigt is Principal Curator at National Museums Scotland, responsible for the collections from West, South and Southeast Asia. Much of her research centres around the museum’s acquisition history and its relation to the collecting interests of Scots in the 18th and 19th centuries. She is a specialist in 19th...
VideoDr Fraser Hunter Hunter is principal curator of Iron Age and Roman collections at NMS, Edinburgh. His research work focuses around three key topics: understanding Iron Age decorative metalwork (“Celtic art”) in its European context understanding the impact of the Roman world on the peoples of Scotland in its Empire-wide...
PodcastBen [Miller] explores the story of one of the most significant discoveries of rare Viking-age objects ever found in Britain. The Galloway Hoard lay undisturbed for a thousand years before being unearthed by a metal detectorist in 2014. Ben learns more about this exceptional find from experts Martin Goldberg and...
Goldberg, D Martin ; Downham, Clare