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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. 

  • ‘Lago di Como’ cameo vase by Paul Perdizet, Gallé Nancy, France c. 1920.

    ‘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.

    Silver communion cup from Balmaghie Parish Church, Galloway. Made by Gilbert Kirkwood, Edinburgh.
  • Wound Around ,TAGUCHI Fumiki (b. 1977), 2014.

    Wound Around ,TAGUCHI Fumiki (b. 1977), 2014.
  • Dragonfly brooch with turquoise eyes, Navajo made, c.1940s.

    Dragonfly brooch with turquoise eyes, Navajo made, c.1940s.
  • Omnibot 2000 by Tomy, Japan, 1984-1988.

    Omnibot 2000 by Tomy, Japan, 1984-1988.
  • Navajo collar made in c.1930s. Made from sterling silver, copper and turquoise. Donated by Robert Bauver

     Navajo collar made in c.1930s. Made from sterling silver, copper and turquoise. Donated by Robert Bauver


Explore our new objects

omnibot robot

Meet the Omnibot 2000 butler

Navajo silver collar tips

See the Baird Televsion receiver

Navajo silver collar tips

Navajo silver and turquoise collar tips

 

 

Exhibition information

When

23 Oct 2015 - 31 Jan 2016
10:00 - 17:00

Where

Grand Gallery, Level 1

How much

Free

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