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On 6 June 2017 a group of museum professionals with shared interests in contemporary collecting science, technology and medicine assembled at the National Museum of Scotland to share best practice and lessons learned in this area. After presentations from some of those involved in Scottish collections, different perspectives were provided...
Robertson, Haileigh ; Goggins, Sophie ; Alberti, S J M M
Report on a workshop of the Universeum Working Group for the Preservation of Recent Heritage of Science in the University, at the University of Glasgow. Universeum’s Working Group for the Preservation of RHS is concerned with the study, conservation and interpretation of the heritage of science, technology and medicine produced...
Wittje, Roland ; Alberti, S J M M
Poster (unpublished)A poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Cultural Property.
Conference paper (unpublished)This paper explores the origins and nature of early special service training in the Scottish highlands and its influence on the culture of special service organisations during the Second World War and after. Focussing on the improvised training system devised at Inverailort House, Inverness-shire in the summer of 1940, it...
Conference paper (published)In its communications gallery, staff at National Museums Scotland were keen to include a fundamental of human communication – speech. This paper will outline a display of speech mediated by machines, from the experiments first speaking clock to the now omnipresent synthetic voices of devices of satnavs and smoke alarms....
Conference paper (published)
Goldberg, D Martin
Bringing Scotland’s wilderness ‘within the reach of the people’: William Eagle Clarke (1853-1938) and representations of placeWilliam Eagle Clarke was on the staff of the Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh, (now incorporated into National Museums Scotland) from 1888 to 1921. This poster presents two related aspects of his construct of representations of Scotland’s landscape.
McGowan, R Y ; Swinney, Geoffrey N
Conference paper (unpublished)A multi-disciplinary group of museum and heritage professionals with shared interests in collecting born-digital material met at the National Museum of Scotland on 11 March 2020 to discuss best practice and opportunities. The symposium included a range of papers outlining different approaches to collecting and interpreting digital entities, with definite...
Alberti, Samuel J M M ; Angus, Sonny ; Laurenson, Sarah ; Osborn, Molly ; Volkmer, Laura M B