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Extending the archive of life: Contemporary collecting in Natural Sciences at National Museums ScotlandWhat objects will tell the stories of 21st-century Scotland? What themes, events, and ideas represent Scotland today? How do we ‘future proof’ our contemporary collecting? National Museums Scotland is hosting a one-day symposium on contemporary collecting. It will explore how we build representative collections for the future, covering Scotland’s present...
Kitchener, Andrew C
Journal articleTiger subspecific taxonomy is controversial because of morphological and genetic variation found between now fragmented populations, yet the extent to which phenotypic plasticity or genetic variation affects phenotypes of putative tiger subspecies has not been explicitly addressed. In order to assess the role of phenotypic plasticity in determining skull variation,...
Cooper, David M ; Yamaguchi, Nobuyuki ; Macdonald, David W ; Nanova, Olga G ; Yudin, Viktor G …
PresentationMuseums with diverse natural and cultural collections face special challenges – from how to organize seemingly disconnected collections thematically to staff with vastly different scientific or cultural expertise. Speakers from museums with diverse collections report from their institutions on successful or failed conceptual strategies, with an eye to practical solutions....
Tindal, Brenda ; Roldán-Alzate, Oscar ; Breward, Chris
LectureJoin Emily Brown, Assistant Curator of Earth Systems at National Museums Scotland on a journey though agate formation and agate collecting in Scotland, through the lens of the world famous Scottish agate collection at National Museums Scotland. Agates have fascinated people for thousands of years and have particular cultural relevance...
LectureMeet the unsung heroes of the natural world: carrion beetles. Important decomposers and recyclers, most carrion beetles feed and breed on dead animals. Museum curator and carrion beetle specialist, Ashleigh Whiffin introduces us to these delightful decomposers, digs deeper into their complex ecology, and highlights some of the current work...
Joseph Anderson (1832–1916) and the Scottish historical collection in the Antiquities Museum, 1869 to 1892Joseph Anderson (1832–1916) was an influential figure within the history of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and Scottish archaeology during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. But while Anderson is best known for his contribution to the development of Scottish prehistoric and early medieval archaeology, there has been...
Journal articleCoins and other numismatic finds from 276 locations across Scotland are listed and discussed.
Savage, Carl E ; Freeman, Emily A ; Paul, Ella B
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...