Book chapterRoger Jeffery in this book has brought together 10 original, well-researched and well-written essays which bring to life the presence of India in the capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh. On the surface Edinburgh is a purely Scottish city: its `India' past is not easily visible. Yet, from the late 17th...
Journal articleIn the first of two features about early scripts in Britain, we visit north-east Scotland, where Pictish symbol stones tease the imagination with their appealing designs and mysterious origins. A new project has dated them, finding they were inspired by contact with the Roman world, like runes and ogham. Gordon...
Noble, Gordon ; Goldberg, D Martin ; Hamilton, Derek
Book chapterEduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005) was one of the greatest Scottish and European artists of the 20th Century. He was a prolific sculptor and printmaker as well as an inspirational teacher. His was an exceptional talent, drawing on culture in all its forms, from Classical myths to comics and ephemera. Most would...
Clarke, David V
Book chapterCleopatra may be the most famous woman of ancient Egypt, but far more significant was Hatshepsut, a female pharaoh who reigned for nearly twenty years in the fifteenth century B.C., during the early period of the New Kingdom. After acting as regent for her young nephew-stepson Thutmose III, Hatshepsut assumed...
Goring, Elizabeth ; Tate, Jim ; Eremin, Katherine ; Quye, Anita
Book chapterThe Museum of Scotland is a new building in Edinburgh which opened in November 1998 to present the history of Scotland from its geological beginnings to the present day. This article considers conservation issues within three themes: the building itself as iconic modern architecture and its effect on the exhibition...
Tate, Jim ; Clarke, David V ; Spencer, Helen ; Cobo del Arco, B
Book chapterThe graveyards of the West Highland of Scotland contain many commemorative crosses and grave-slabs dating from the 14th to mid 16th century. They are carved in distinctive style from a variety of rock types. Their distribution largely coincides with the Lordship of the Isles, a powerful Gaelic Princedom, often in...
Caldwell, David H ; Eremin, Katherine ; Miller, S ; Ruckley, N A
Journal articleHugo Anderson-Whymark has published digital 3D models of 60 carved stone balls in the collections of National Museums Scotland. He considers these eternally puzzling Neolithic objects.
Journal articleNational Museums Scotland (NMS) has in its collections a Māori war canoe (A.UC.767) or Waka Taua from New Zealand. The Waka had been held in the Museum stores for many years and due to its incompleteness and poor state of repair had not been on public display. It was proposed...
Review of: The Wyvern collection: Medieval and Renaissance sculpture and metalwork by Paul WilliamsonOne of the world's major private collections of medieval sculpture and metalwork has now been catalogued