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Journal articleThe National Museum of Scotland will unveil ten new galleries devoted to art and design and to science and technology this month. Godfrey Evans, principal curator of European decorative arts tells Apollo about some of the museum’s treasures.
BookSourcing Scottish Redwares examines Scotland's extensive iron-rich clay sources which were exploited for the production of pottery, tiles and later bricks, from the 13th century onwards. Supported by Historic Scotland the authors used inductively coupled plasma-mass spectroscopy (ICP-MS) in conjunction with the British Geological Survey's national geochemical database of stream...
Haggarty, George ; Hall, Derek ; Chenery, Simon
Book chapterScottish volunteer corps were an established feature of the defence forces of the British Dominions in the decades before the First World War. Displaying and performing the essentials of traditional identity associated with the British army’s Scottish regiments, these military units constituted one form of associational culture for migrant Scots...
Allan, Stuart ; Forsyth, David S
Book chapterThis chapter examines expressions of Scottish difference through the dress and activities of ‘the London Scottish’, a volunteer corps established in 1859. It addresses its connections with the Caledonian Society of London and the Highland Society of London, a revival of links between Scottish associational culture and military volunteering established...
Conservation through recognition: material culture research as a heritage management tool for conflict sitesIn Scotland (UK) Treasure Trove law requires all discoveries of archaeological objects, regardless of age or composition, to be reported to the Treasure Trove Unit (TTU) based in the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh. This capacity to record and scrutinize a broad range of artifacts allows the Unit to build...
BookA comparative study of Scotland’s global military diaspora, focusing on the impact of the Great War. Between the 1820s and 1914 over two million people emigrated from Scotland, settling primarily in North America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. One of the most distinctive ways in which the influence of...
Forsyth, David ; Ugolini, Wendy
Book chapterWhile the impact of the Persian style is undeniably reflected in most aspects of the art and architecture of Islamic Central Asia, this Perso-Central Asian connection was chiefly formed and articulated by the Euro-American movement of collecting and interpreting the art and material culture of the Persian Islamic world in...
Book chapterIn thirteen detailed case-studies and 540 pages, Museums and the Material World provides a unique insight into the pioneering policies and practices of collection building in the region - which in so many ways mirror and support nation-building and the formation of national identity. This book is a companion volume...
Voigt, Friederike ; Adams, Victoria
Journal articleLestricus secalis (L.) was inadvertently listed as British on the basis of an old speculation but, as there was neither firm evidence nor the existence of any specimen, it was deleted from the British list by Shaw & Huddleston (1991). However, it was suggested by Shaw (1999) that the species...
Shaw, Mark R ; Mendel, Howard