Talks, lectures and courses Find more about our afternoon talks and evening lectures, workshops, study days and conferences at the National Museum of Scotland. National Museum of Scotland How to find us Become a Member for free exhibition entry Containing garbage: The evolution of rubbish bin design in the UK and West Germany, 1945-1970s Date: Tue 14 January Time: 15:00-16:30 Venue: Seminar Room, Learning Centre, Level 4 Cost: Free Booking: Book your place by contacting Maureen Kerr on 0131 247 4274 or email@example.com Join Professor Ray Stokes from University of Glasgow for the next lecture in our Understanding Technology series. Immediately after the Second World War, the lowly rubbish bin in the UK was remarkably similar to its West German counterpart. During the decades that followed, both countries became consumer societies. By the 1970s, in response to a greatly changed waste stream, bins in West Germany had become radically different from those in the immediate post-war period, while those in Britain remained largely unchanged. This paper explores the factors accounting for this divergence. Saturday Showcase: Making Stones Speak Date: Sat 18 January Time: 14:00 (2.5 hrs) Cost: £10, £8 Members and Concessions Venue: Auditorium, Level 1, doors open 13:40 Book online or call 0300 123 6789 What can we learn from re-examining replicas, the responses of contemporary artists to the magnificent stones sculptures of Early Medieval Scotland, and from re-creating these ancient monuments using innovative digital technology? Includes a complimentary glass of Glenmorangie Original, courtesy of our partner. Spotlight On: Mammoths in Scotland Date: Thu 6 February Time: 14:00 (1hr), doors open 13:40 Venue: Auditorium, Level 1 Cost: Free Book online or call 0300 123 6789 What do we know about mammoth activity in Scotland? Curators Andrew Kitchener and Nick Fraser piece together the large footprints of the past. Glenmorangie Annual Lecture: Cornelia Parker Date: Thu 13 February Time: 19:00 (1 hr), doors open 18:15, entry via Lothian Street at rear of museum Venue: Auditorium, Level 1 Cost: £6, £5, Members and Concessions Book onlineor call 0300 123 6789 Acclaimed artist Cornelia Parker unpicks her 30-year dialogue with the found (and lost) object, and her re-interpretation of Henry Moore's sculptural mantra 'Truth to Materials'. Join her as she explores ideas of reverse archaeology, playing with time, and her ongoing series of fractured, unmade and pre-empted 'Avoided' objects. Join us from 18:15 for a complimentary glass of Glenmorangie Original, courtesy of our partner.