New to the National Collections provided a fascinating insight into National Museums Scotlands' varied collections, with a number of items on public view for the first time. The display was diverse, from a tiny fragment of the 2013 Chelyabinsk Meteor to the quirky Omnibot 2000 robot butler.
Each case contained a selection of key items to represent one of the museum’s five curatorial departments; Scottish History and Archaeology, Art and Design, Science and Technology, Natural Sciences and World Cultures.
Omnibot 2000 by Tomy, Japan, 1984-1988.
‘Lago di Como’ cameo vase by Paul Perdizet, Gallé Nancy, France c. 1920.
Silver communion cup from Balmaghie Parish Church, Galloway. Made by Gilbert Kirkwood, Edinburgh.
Wound Around ,TAGUCHI Fumiki (b. 1977), 2014.
Dragonfly brooch with turquoise eyes, Navajo made, c.1940s.
Navajo collar made in c.1930s. Made from sterling silver, copper and turquoise. Donated by Robert Bauver