LectureFrench lead-glazed moulded ceramics are present in many museum collections today but their dating and attribution is often uncertain. This talk will use the collections of the British Museum and National Museums Scotland as its starting point, to summarise past scholarship and to look to the future for these objects....
Blakey, Claire ; King, Rachel
Alexander, 10th Duke of Hamilton and Hamilton Palace: the awe inspiring demonstration of exalted status of the premier peer of Scotland and some final additions from the Beckford bequestThis year’s Beckford Lecture ‘Alexander, 10th Duke of Hamilton and Hamilton Palace: the awe inspiring demonstration of exalted status of the premier peer of Scotland and some final additions from the Beckford bequest’ will be given by Dr Godfrey Evans. Dr Evans is Principal Curator of Decorative Arts, National Museums...
LectureCoverlet in red and yellow wool, woven in a double weave with a geometric design of birds, a chequered band and the date 1729 at each end. Formerly in the possession of the Storrar family of Nether Urquhart, Fife: probably made in Sweden.
LectureHow are progressive changes within the fashion industry being documented through exhibitions and contemporary collecting? Join model and broadcaster Eunice Olumide as she shares her experience of a transforming industry with museum curator Georgina Ripley. Eunice and Georgina will also discuss Eunice’s recent book How To Get Into Fashion, focussing...
Olumide , Eunice ; Ripley, Georgina ; Burkinshaw, Mal
National Museums Scotland Roundtable: “Images of the Buddha: Collecting Histories and the Displays of Buddhist Material in Public Museums”Research into the nature and the building of public and private collections has been an area of study for scholars and museum professionals for several decades. More recently, the collecting of objects from non-European and indigenous cultures in the context of national imperial histories has come to the front of...
Martin, Emma ; Voigt, Friederike ; De Raat, Marjolein ; Cheung, Karwin
LectureIn 1991, fishermen pulled up a Bronze Age gold torc while dredging for scallops in the Minch, off the Shiant Isles in the Hebrides. Matt Knight, Senior Curator of Prehistory at National Museums Scotland, explores the significance of the Minch torc and sets it in the wider context of other...
LectureThis virtual conference will take place on 9th July 2021 and is organised by Anthony Delaney (History, University of Exeter) and Dr Madeleine Pelling (Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, University of York). Hosted via Zoom, the day will bring together academics, journalists and professionals from the TV industry to ask ‘What’s...
Montgomery, Grant ; Waine, Rosie
LectureAcclaimed historian and broadcaster Michael Wood joins Dr Adrián Maldonado, Glenmorangie Research Fellow, to discuss Adrián’s new book, Crucible of Nations: Viking Age to Medieval Scotland. The book reassesses the museum’s 9—12th century collections, uncovering an exciting new vision of Scotland’s diverse and creative past. Join Adrián and Michael as...
Wood, Michael ; Maldonado , Adrián
LectureA recent reconsideration of old and new finds in the collections of National Museums Scotland has revealed an important seam of evidence for the Viking Age (9-11th centuries) from the Scottish borderlands. The Tweed may seem a world away from the boat burials of the Northern and Western Isles, but...
Maldonado , Adrián
LectureJoin curator Andrew Kitchener and conservation geneticists Gill Murray-Dickson and Helen Senn to discuss how museums and zoos are coming together to share their research and help conserve endangered species around the world.
Kitchener, Andrew C ; Murray-Dickson, Gill ; Senn, Helen