Skip Navigation or Skip to Content

The Changing Voice of Science and Technology: Exhibition Labels at the National Museum of Scotland, 1865-2016

Last updated: 8 February 2022

About the research

Using the National Museum of Scotland as a case study, this project focuses on the exhibition label collection of the Science & Technology Department, a unique archive that spans over 150 years and is estimated to hold over 20,000 labels. Studying both the archive as a whole and the exhibition history of specific objects in-depth, this research uses the historical collection to examine how the labels can be used as tools to understand the history of scientific narratives and visitor engagement at the museum.

Doctoral research project details

Project title

The Changing Voice of Science and Technology: Exhibition Labels at the National Museum of Scotland, 1865-2016

Student

Kate Bowell

Project active

2017 - present

Funder

University of Edinburgh – University Chancellors Award

University of Edinburgh Supervisors

Dr Niki Vermeulen and Dr Lawrence Dritsas - School of Social and Political Science

National Museums Scotland Supervisors

Dr Tacye Phillipson and Dr Sam AlbertiDepartment of Science & Technology

Research theme

Scotland's Material Heritage

Email icon Dr Tacye Phillipson

You may be interested in

Back to top