Coming soon Event National Museum of Scotland

Spotlight On: Wild & Majestic

29 Jun 2019
14:00–15:00, doors open 13:45

Auditorium, Level 1, entry via Chambers Street

Free, ticketed

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Curator Rosie Waine explores how a romanticised ideal of Scotland became a badge of wider Scottish identity.


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Age 14+

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  • Painting of the Laird of Grant's Piper, William Cumming by Richard Waitt, 1714.

    Painting of the Laird of Grant's Piper, William Cumming by Richard Waitt, 1714.
  • John Knox, 'Landscape with Tourists at Loch Katrin', oil on canvas, 1815 © National Galleries of Scotland.

    John Knox, 'Landscape with Tourists at Loch Katrin', oil on canvas, 1815 © National Galleries of Scotland.
  • Ledgers of tartan samples formed by the Highland Society of London, c. 1820.

    Ledgers of tartan samples formed by the Highland Society of London, c. 1820.
  • Glass used at the banquet given in honour of George IV during his visit to Edinburgh in 1822.

    Glass used at the banquet given in honour of George IV during his visit to Edinburgh in 1822.
  • Part of the uniform of a member of the Royal Company of Archers c1820.

    Part of the uniform of a member of the Royal Company of Archers c1820.
  • Set of Highland bagpipes of laburnum, silver and ivory mounted, with Royal Stewart tartan cover, Edinburgh c1850.

    Set of Highland bagpipes of laburnum, silver and ivory mounted, with Royal Stewart tartan cover, Edinburgh c1850.
  • Silver plaid brooch set with a cairngorm in the centre and a ring of sixteen carbuncles round it, worn by the chiefs of Clanranald, mid-19th century.

    Silver plaid brooch set with a cairngorm in the centre and a ring of sixteen carbuncles round it, worn by the chiefs of Clanranald, mid-19th century.
  • Sword of MacGregor of MacGregor, worn at 1822 visit Scottish, Edinburgh, probably by Marshall and Son, c1822.

    Sword of MacGregor of MacGregor, worn at 1822 visit Scottish, Edinburgh, probably by Marshall and Son, c1822.
  • John Knox, 'Landscape with Tourists at Loch Katrin', oil on canvas, 1815 © National Galleries of Scotland.

    John Knox, 'Landscape with Tourists at Loch Katrin', oil on canvas, 1815 © National Galleries of Scotland.

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National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1JF

 

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There is level access to the Museum via the main doors to the Entrance Hall on Chambers Street and the Tower entrance at the corner of Chambers Street and George IV Bridge. Lifts are available to all floors and accessible toilets are available on most floors, as well as a Changing Places (U) toilet in the Entrance Hall on Level 0. Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted. Click here to find more information.

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