BookThis third book from The Glenmorangie Company Research Project, following Early Medieval Scotland and Scotland’s Early Silver, will also appeal to readers of The Galloway Hoard. It takes a new look at National Museums Scotland collections covering the period 800-1200: the fall of the Pictish kingdoms and rise of the...
BookAt a time of heightened international interest in the colonial dimensions of museum collections, Dividing the Spoils provides new perspectives on the motivations and circumstances whereby collections were appropriated and acquired during colonial military service. Combining approaches from the fields of material anthropology, imperial and military history, this book argues...
Lidchi , Henrietta ; Allan, Stuart
BookIn the era of the European Romantic movement of the 18th and 19th centuries, Scotland became the subject of international fascination. Using material evidence, the exhibition – and the book – traces Scotland’s journey into the global imagination, and show how, by the end of Queen Victoria’s reign, a particular...
Watt, Patrick ; Waine, Rosie
BookThe St Ninian's Treasure is both beautiful and mysterious: its craftsmanship is sophisticated, but the circumstances surrounding its deposition, despite much investigation, are largely unknown. These exceptional silver and silver-gilt objects, dating to around AD800 were discovered by chance in 1958 under a cross-marked slab in the area of the...
Clarke, David V
BookOver centuries, war and military service have shaped the way the world sees Scotland and the way the Scots see themselves. Using key objects from the collections of National Museums Scotland, particularly the National War Museum of Scotland to illustrate the book’s narrative, the authors uncover the historical forces behind...
Allan, Stuart ; Carswell, Allan L
BookTraction engines were used in Scotland from the middle of the nineteenth century until the 1960s – for road haulage, powering threshing mills, ploughing and, in steam roller form, in road making. The book explores their history, with particular focus on National Museum Scotland’s 1907 Marshall traction engine and its...
BookWroughte in gold and silk features exceptionally important tapestries from major European collections; and shows the world-class research – scientific, artistic and historical – applied to their preservation. Presenting the interdisciplinary European Community-funded project 'Monitoring of Damage in Historical Tapestries' (MODHT), the research is described in an understandable and practical...
Quye, Anita ; Hallett, Kathryn ; Herrero Carretero, Concha
BookHugh Miller was born in 1802 in Cromarty, Ross-shire. He started his working life as a stonemason’s apprentice; he later became a social commentator and crusader. His was a household name in his lifetime, not only in Scotland but across the English-speaking world. A recent revival in Scottish history and...
Taylor, Michael A
BookDid you know that Scotland began under an iceberg-laden sea near the South Pole hundreds of millions of years ago? The journey north of the land we now call Scotland is an astounding tale of great mountains, subtropical rainforests, coral reefs, howling deserts, ammonite-inhabited seas, high lava plateaus and scouring...
Taylor, Michael A ; Kitchener, Andrew C