Doctoral thesisHistorical objects are often a reflection of the time they were created. Depending on the nature of the object, they can give insight into the necessities, fashion trends and mentality of the time they were used. To expand the information received from historic objects, scientific techniques can be applied, which...
Doctoral thesisThis thesis examines the patronage and collecting of Alexander, l0th Duke of Hamilton, premier peer of Scotland, son-in-law of the maniacal collector William Beckford, and arguably the greatest collector in the history of Scotland. Using archival evidence from many sources, it begins with investigations of the Duke's early collecting of...
Doctoral thesisThe metal strung harp indigenous to Ireland and Scotland from the Medieval period to the end of the 18th century was widely admired throughout its time period, and is now an important part of the cultural and musical heritage of both of these countries. This type of harp, known as...
Loomis, Karen Ann
Face to face with the Lewis Chessmen: an exploration of children's engagement with material heritage at the National Museum of ScotlandMuseums can be productive sites for the study of society, because they are spaces where the constitution of knowledge about the past is made visible through public display. Playing an important role in the performance and legitimisation of national culture, museums in Scotland pay particular attention to the education of...
Bull, Nicola Lucy