Journal articleRecent historical research has analysed the Cold War as an ‘imaginary war’, an interpretation that poses specific challenges for displaying the conflict in museums. In contrast to well-established representations of the First and Second World Wars in exhibitions, we find that the nature of the Cold War in Europe and...
Alberti, Samuel J M M ; Nehring, Holger
BookThis exhibition catalogue celebrates the glittering tradition of silversmithing in Scotland over seven centuries. This lavishly illustrated book unearths the stories behind the makers, objects and owners of the most exemplary pieces of silver, past and present - from the ‘mazer’, or communal drinking cup, linked with Robert the Bruce...
Dalgleish, George ; Fothringham, Henry Steuart
BookPablo Picasso is acknowledged to be one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, but how much do we really know about him? An icon in his own lifetime, by 1947 he was renowned for his painting and had moved through many artistic styles. Picasso: Fired with Passion explores...
Watban, Rose ; Finn, Clare
Book chapterUnprocessed vegetable products such as spices are increasingly being introduced into museum displays that seek to provide a more accessible and not solely visual sense of other cultures and historical periods. Because of their aromatic nature, there is always the suspicion that such materials may emit damaging volatile organic compounds....
Ogilvie, Ticca M A ; Carter, J F ; Evershed, R P
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 articleIn this critical assessment of the ‘museology of science’ I cherry-pick recent scholarship and practice to unpack the functions of science collections. Some practices (exhibition, engagement, study) have already attracted considerable attention, others not yet (storage); but all tend to be considered separately as case studies from particular institutions and...
Alberti, S J M M