LectureExhibitions and displays of Egyptian objects in museums across the world continue to inspire awe and fascination for millions of visitors. As museums tell the stories of the ancient world, they also tell their own collecting stories of how the objects came to be part of their collections. These narratives...
Blog postA stunning collection of over 700 bird fossils has been bequeathed to National Museums Scotland. Collected in Essex by Michael Daniels, the fossils date from 54-56 million years ago, the beginning of the Eocene period. They represent the early stages in the evolution of modern birds and contain many species...
Kitchener, Andrew C
McGowan, R Y
Journal articleThis article aims to promote the study of skills and practices through the examination of historic machine tools. Machine tools in museum collections offer an ideal resource for the investigation of historic practices and their material cultures. National Museums Scotland holds a unique collection of historic machine tools and examples...