Ours is one of the most important collections of scientific and technological material in Britain.
  • Science collections include: scientific instruments, measurement and precision apparatus, Scottish lighthouse optics and apparatus associated with pure and applied research in modern science.
  • Transport collections reflect the development of transport from the horse to jet aircraft, and from native boat to computer designed vehicles. 
  • Communications collections cover printing, telegraphy and telephony, sound and recording, radio, television and broadcasting. This section holds items from the BT Connected Earth collection.
  • Industry and engineering collections include civil, mechanical and electrical engineering, mining and mineral processing and Scottish industry past and present.

Science and Technology department

Dr Sam Alberti

Dr Sam Alberti: Keeper of Science and Technology

Responsibility: staff, projects and collections - communications, medicine, science, technology, and transport.
Research interest/expertise: history of museums; nineteenth- and twentieth-century British science and medicine.
Email: s.alberti@nms.ac.uk

You can find out more about Sam Alberti here.

 Louise Innes  

Louise Innes: Principal Transport Project Curator

Specific responsibility: Aviation, Road, Rail and Maritime transport.
Research interest/expertise: General transport and the Scottish Transport Industry.
Email: l.innes@nms.ac.uk

You can find out more about Louise Innes here.

 Alison Taubman  

Alison Taubman: Principal Curator of Communications

Specific responsibility: Telegraphy, telephony, printing. Development of the BT Connected Earth partnership.
Research interest/expertise: History of telegraphy, telephony and printing.
Contemporary collecting: telecommunications collections.
Email: a.taubman@nms.ac.uk

You can find out more about Alison Taubman here. 

 

 Dr Tacye Phillipson

 

Dr Tacye Phillipson: Senior Curator of Science

Specific responsibility: Science collections.
Research interest/expertise: Physical sciences and modern science.
Email: t.phillipson@nms.ac.uk

You can find out more about Tacye Phillipson here.

 

Sophie Goggins: Curator of Biomedical Science

Specific responsibility: Curator of for Biomedical Science.
Research interest/expertise: Contemporary collecting in biomedicine, patient experience, and prosthetics.
Email: s.goggins@nms.ac.uk

You can find out more about Sophie Goggins here.

 

Meredith Greiling

Meredith Greiling: Senior Curator of Transport

Specific responsibility: Aviation, Road, Rail and Maritime transport.
Research interest/expertise: Scottish maritime history, in particular shipbuilding, shipmaster societies and offshore industries.
Email: m.greiling@nms.ac.uk

You can find out more about Meredith Greiling here.

 

Ellie Swinbank

Ellie Swinbank: Curator of Technology

Specific responsibility: Technology Collections
Research interest/expertise: Social and environmental impact of industry and technology.
Email: e.swinbank@nms.ac.uk

You can find out more about Ellie Swinbank here.

 

Katarina Grant: Assistant Curator of Technology

Specific responsibility: Curatorial support for technology collections.
Research interest/expertise: Materials collection.
Email: k.grant@nms.ac.uk

 

Ian Brown: Assistant Curator of Aviation

Specific responsibility: Curatorial support for Aviation collections.
Research interest/expertise: History of radar, Scottish military aviation.
Email: i.brown@nms.ac.uk

You can read blogs from Ian Brown here

 

Alan Mills: Assistant Curator of Communications

Specific responsibility: Curatorial support for Communications collections.
Research interest/expertise: History of TV, radio and audio collections in relation to Scotland, Scottish inventors and innovators.
Email: a.mills@nms.ac.uk

Julie Gibb: Assistant Curator of Science

Specific responsibility: Curatorial support for science collections.
Research interest/expertise: History of Science collections.
Email: j.gibb@nms.ac.uk

You can read blogs from Julie Gibb here. 

Research associates

Dr Alison Morrison-Low

Specific responsibility: Research for science collections.
Research interest/expertise: History of Science collections.
Email: a.morrison-low@nms.ac.uk

You can find out more about Dr Alison Morrison-Low here.

 

Dr Geoff Swinney

Research interest/expertise: History and historical geography of Museums. Biological models, particularly the work of Leopold Blaschka, and the career of William Speirs Bruce and his contributions to polar and high-latitude scientific exploration.
Email: g.swinney@nms.ac.uk

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