Papers relating to the planning of the Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
Scope and Contents
- Conceptual briefs, reports and drawings including reports on the various themes for the new museum; exhibition briefs; and, material directly relating to themes on Beginnings, the Church, Jacobites, Enlightenment, the Union, the Victorians and Edwardians, Land, Trade and Industry.
- Museum zone drawings, plans and layouts; and more material on the various themes of Trade, Industry, Commerce, Money, and the Church.
- Museum 2nd Floor sign-off report; reviews, reports etc; and, material on the First Peoples theme
- Newspaper cuttingObserver Review8 November 1998; copy ofA nation in armsScottish United Services Museum; copy of the Bute Report, Museum, 1985; copy ofMuseum of Scotland project; copy ofGuide to NMS collections; material on acquisitions and disposal policy; various annual reports; and, report on themes, outlines of themes for the new museum.
- Report of the National Museums of Scotland, Museum of Scotland, prepared by T.B.V. Dangerfield entitledBeginnings. Phase 1 Report, November 1995.
Language of Materials
Biographical / Historical
The Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, was the first national museum project in the UK since the mid-19th century and it was opened by the Queen in November 1998.
Professor Michael Lynch, Edinburgh University, was appointed as a consultant to the Exhibition Review Committee (ERC) which oversaw the planning of the building and the devising of the content.
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- Papers relating to the planning of the Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh