ExhibitionDramatic highland landscapes, heroic histories, tartan and bagpipes are among the defining images of Scotland for many people around the world today. This exhibition considers the origins of these ideas and explores how they were used to represent Scotland around the world. From the Romantic movement of the 18th and...
National Museums Scotland
ExhibitionBorn in Sutton Coldfield in 1949, Katharine is a freelance glass engraver and designer. She was taught point, drill and copper wheel engraving on glass by Peter Dreiser at Morley College, Lambeth from 1984-7 and continues to explore these techniques at her workshop in Clerkenwell. Katharine engraves on clear lead...
Watban, Rose ; Coleman, Katherine
Exhibition-related eventWalter Scott was Scotland’s first historical novelist. Through his works he celebrated the history and landscapes of Scotland, with a string of popular books that dominated the nineteenth century’s best-seller lists. He was also an avid collector of Scotland’s material past, a collection which was essential to his inspiration and...
Groundwater, Anna ; Wood, Lucy ; Dalgleish, George
Exhibition-related eventDiscover how Birds of America, one of the world’s rarest and most coveted books, was made, and learn about the ongoing conservation work to preserve these life-size, hand-coloured prints for future generations. Exhibition Curator Mark Glancy will discuss the journey of bringing the stories behind the Birds of America publication...
Glancy, Mark ; Cumming, Lisa
Exhibition audio-visual guideThe Mary, Queen of Scots Casket is one of Scotland’s most cherished treasures, thanks to its long-standing association with the controversial queen. Take a closer look at this extremely rare work of early French silver and its associations with Mary, Queen of Scots presented by Dr Anna Groundwater, Principal Curator...
Exhibition-related eventDr Adrian Maldonado, Galloway Hoard Researcher, National Museums Scotland. Dr Adrian Maldonado will unearth the history and stories surrounding the Galloway Hoard, currently on display in Aberdeen Art Gallery. Discover how these stunning objects were assembled 1,100 years ago, and how they are reshaping our understanding of the Viking Age...
Exhibition-related eventBernat Klein had a visionary career spanning four decades, from the 1950s until his retirement in 1992. Based in the Scottish Borders, his radical use of colour blending and texture – inspired by the Scottish Borders landscape – transformed haute couture, home-made fashions and interior design. Lisa Mason will discuss...