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Conference paper (unpublished)The Tools of Knowledge project is remodelling the legacy Scientific Instrument Makers, Observations and Notes (SIMON) database, and significantly enhancing the information it contains about the scientific instrument trade between 1550-1914. One key aim is to reconnect the persons involved in the craft and trade with the instruments that they...
Middle, Sarah ; Butterworth, Alex ; Hay, Duncan ; Higgitt, Rebekah
Towards an Historical Geography of a ‘National’ Museum: The Industrial Museum of Scotland, the Edinburgh Museum of Science and Art and the Royal Scottish Museum, 1854-1939.This thesis adopts a primarily process-based methodology to put a museum in its place as a site of knowledge-making. It examines the practices of space which were productive of a government-funded (‘national’) museum in Edinburgh. Taking a spatial perspective, and recognising that place is both material and metaphorical, the thesis...
Swinney, Geoffrey N
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
An anonymous account of Mary Anning (1799-1847), fossil collector of Lyme Regis, England, published in Chamber's Journal in 1857, and its attribution to Frank Buckland (1826-1880), George Roberts (c.1804-1860) and William Buckland (1784-1856)The authors of an anonymous article on Mary Anning (1799–1847), published in Chambers’s journal in 1857, are identified to allow the article to be fully evaluated for the first time. Payment was made to the natural-history writer Frank Buckland (1826–1880). However, he incorporated much material from the books of his...
Taylor, Michael A ; Torrens, H. S.