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...
Making music of the world accessible: three significant non-Western music collections in European MuseumsThis sub-thesis presents a study of non-Western music collections held in three separate European museums. The museums under investigation are the Horniman Museum in London, the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam and the National Museums Scotland in Edinburgh. It surveys how these museums acquire, research interpret and exhibit non-Western music collections in...