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Last updated: 8 February 2022
Who owns the intellectual interpretation of an object once it has been added to a museum collection? Taking National Museums Scotland as a case study, this project investigates if an object maintains or changes its intellectual context once it moves from being a current item held at a university to a historic artefact in a museum. The project looks at four different collections: the Playfair Collection (1858), the Natural Philosophy Collection (1973), the Scottish universities collecting project (1985-87), and 'collecting for the future' (2017-2020).
Intellectual Properties: Transferring Science from Universities to National Museums Scotland
2017 - present
AHRC Scottish Cultural Heritage Consortium (SCHC) – Collaborative Doctoral Partnership
Dr Niki Vermeulen - University of Edinburgh, and Dr Dominic Berry - London School of Economics
National Museums Scotland Supervisors
Dr Tacye Phillipson and Dr Sam Alberti - Department of Science & Technology
Scotland's Material Heritage