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Journal articleMaria and Benny Wenda are members of the Lani tribe from the central highlands region of West Papua. In 2003, they fled their country and came to Britain where they were granted political asylum. From their home in Oxford they run the Free West Papua Campaign. In May 2009, Maria...
Collecting the personal: stories of domestic energy and everyday life at the National Museum of ScotlandEnergise is one of ten award-winning new galleries at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. Aimed at a family audience, it explores the sources, generation, distribution and use of energy and questions how science and technology may transform how we power our lives in the future. This short case-study...
Cox, Elsa ; Grant, Katarina ; Robertson, Haileigh
Journal articleThe bicentenary of the birth of Hugh Miller (1802–1856) in Cromarty (in northern Scotland) has enabled a reappraisal of this fine spare-time geologist, in turn stonemason and banker, and eventually Edinburgh newspaper editor. In Cromarty he had the usual advantages and limitations of a local collector far from metropolitan centres....
Knell, Simon J. ; Taylor, Michael A
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...