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Dr Meredith Greiling

Dr Meredith Greiling
Principal Curator of Technology
Specific responsibility: Aviation, Road, Rail and Maritime transport.
Research interest/expertise: Scottish maritime history, in particular shipbuilding, shipmaster societies and offshore industries.
E: m.greiling@nms.ac.uk

Dr Meredith Greiling is Principal Curator of Technology.

Dr Meredith Greiling is Principal Curator of Technology at National Museums Scotland with responsibility for all land, sea and air transportation in the collections, and has a particular interest in Scottish maritime history. 

A former curator of Historic Photographs and Ship Plans at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, and Curator of Maritime History at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Meredith was also responsible for curating the new Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories in the English Lake District. As well as working in museums Meredith previously worked as project administrator on the first British offshore wind farm at North Hoyle, Wales.

Meredith has completed doctoral research on the history of ship models in Scottish churches at the University of Hull as part of a Maritime Sculpture scholarship.

Selected publications

Meredith Greiling - ‘Where is the Ship Which From the Ceiling Hung?’ Ghost Ships: The ship models missing from Scotland’s churches, The Mariner's Mirror, 108:1, 47-65, 2022, DOI: 10.1080/00253359.2022.2009243

Meredith Greiling - ‘Proud Symbols of the Prospering Rural Seamen’: Scottish Church Ship Models and the Shipmaster’s Societies of North East Scotland in the late 17th Century’ in Blakemore, R. & Davey, J., The Maritime World of Early Modern Britain, (Amsterdam University Press, 2020), pp.229-255.

Meredith Greiling - ‘Maritime Sculpture in Context: Ship Models in Scottish Churches’, Ph.D. Thesis (University of Hull, 2019)

Meredith Greiling - "The Schip model in Aberdeen; profane sculpture in a sacred space" Sculpture Journal 24, no. 2 (2015): pp. 33-50.

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Meet our Senior Curator of Transport, Meredith Greiling. Meredith cares for all the museum’s transport collections, that’s anything with sails, rails, wings and wheels. Find out more about Meredith in this Ask Me Anything blog.

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