Skip Navigation or Skip to Content
Search
You searched for… Showing 701-750 of 766 results
Lulu the killer whale

Lulu came from the only killer whale pod in the UK and was found dead on Tiree in 2016. She had the highest levels of polychlorinated biphenyls ever recorded from a marine mammal.

View
Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh's Summer panel

Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh is highly regarded as a notable artist and designer of gesso panels and metalwork. This Summer panel is an allegorical panel in which a stylised art nouveau figure of a woman and four infants represent the fecundity and greenness of the season.

View
Slides: Micro-worlds in a box

As microscopes became increasingly popular, so did companies that specialized in slide preparation.

View
Sanaa Gateja's bead-work shawl

Colourful and intriguing, this shawl transforms waste paper into a statement piece of art and fashion.

View
James VI and I

James VI and I was a hugely significant Stewart king, but has been overshadowed by his notorious relations: his predecessor in Scotland, his mother, Mary, Queen of Scots; in England, his cousin, Elizabeth I; and his successor in both kingdoms, Charles I.

View
Gold object of the week No. 5

The Culduthel wristguard rivet caps

View
The Umbrian Madonna: history and analysis

The first stage of this interdisciplinary project explored the history of the sculpture and included a scientific analysis of its components. The findings informed the conservation and display of this rare piece.

View
The Eglinton tournament: the quest for authenticity

In August 1839, Lord Eglinton held a mock-medieval tournament at his estate in North Ayrshire, Scotland. The event was hugely popular, and around 100,000 people attended. Step onto the battlefield and discover some of the objects associated with this flamboyant festival here.

View
Who was Phoebe Anna Traquair?

The first important professional woman artist of modern Scotland, Phoebe Anna Traquair was a leading figure within the Scottish Arts and Crafts movement.

View
Network members

The AHRC Gold Research Network brings together, for the first time, experts and early-career researchers from a number of disciplines and countries to share their knowledge and expertise about gold.

View
The Ann Paludan image library of historical Chinese sculptures

The Ann Paludan Photographic Archive consists of more than 10,000 photographsof historical Chinese sculptures, and represents over thirty years of site visits and research by writer and art historian Ann Paludan (1928–2014).

View
Dr Sarah Laurenson

Dr Sarah Laurenson is Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary History.

View
Alexander Graham Bell's box telephone

This strange-looking device was the first model of telephone to go on sale. But can its creator, Alexander Graham Bell, truly lay claim to the title ‘inventor of the telephone’?

View
Portrait cloth commemorating Mary Slessor

Why should a 19th century Scottish woman feature on a contemporary African cloth? Discover the story of Mary Slessor: missionary, magistrate and champion of women's rights.

View
Disks from James Clerk Maxwell's colour top

James Clerk Maxwell used these coloured disks during his research into colour vision.

View
Closing Romer's Gap: The story so far

If the first four-legged animals had never emerged from water onto land, our world today would not exist. Yet how did this great step happen? The mystery is finally being solved – and fossils discovered in Scotland lie at the heart of the story.

View
Gothic Revival vase by William Burges

This elaborate 19th century vase was created by the architect and designer William Burges, and formed part of his opulent interior decoration design for Cardiff Castle.

View
Extinction Bell

Artist Luke Jerram's 'Extinction Bell' hopes to raise awareness of biodiversity loss.

View
Westlothiana lizziae

This very important fossil, affectionately known as ‘Lizzie', was discovered in Scotland in the 1980s and could be the earliest known reptile.

View
The genetics of Asian lions in zoos

A newly published project examines genetic variation in the Asian lion population in European zoos.

View
Comparative analysis of vestibular ecomorphology in birds

Is it possible to infer the agility or manoeuvrability of a fossil animal from the shape of its labyrinth?

View
Ullaich do thuras

Ullaich do thuras gu Taigh-tasgaidh Nàiseanta na h-Alba.

View
Planifique su visita

Planifique su visita al Museo Nacional de Escocia.

View
Planowanie wizyty

Planowanie wizyty w Narodowym Muzeum Szkocji.

View
Pianificare una visita

Pianificare una visita al Museo Nazionale della Scozia.

View
Who was Mary, Queen of Scots?

Arguably the most famous and controversial figure in Scottish history, Mary Stewart has become something of an enigma.

View
Dr Fraser Hunter

Fraser Hunter is Principal Curator of Prehistoric and Roman Archaeology.

View
Our Chinese collection

From ancient ceramics to imperial jade, oracle bones to contemporary propaganda posters, our Chinese collection spans over four thousand years and includes around 11,000 items.

View
An Egyptian Luxury in Roman Scotland

Discover how research and collecting at National Museums Scotland is reshaping understandings of Scotland in the past as we take a closer look at a very special Roman object with surprising Egyptian origins.

View
Disentangling wing shape evolution

A recent paper looks at the wing shapes of a South African mayfly, known as the spiny-crawlers (Teloganodidae).

View
Game Masters

Featuring over 100 playable games, Game Masters showcased the work of more than 30 leading videogame designers.

View
Clothing and home dressmaking

The Turkey Red Collection of pattern books shows us the numerous printed designs that were produced, but the fabric samples do not always give a sense of what the end product was actually used for. Sources such as newspapers and surviving garments help us to see how Turkey red dyed and printed cotton was used in Britain.

View
The Galloway Hoard vessel

The lidded vessel which contained the Galloway Hoard's most precious treasures is itself a revelation.

View
Animals and birds

Designs with animals and birds were produced throughout the life of the Turkey red industry. Like the floral patterns, they were often aimed at specific markets. The peacock, for instance, was a popular motif with the Indian market and appears in a variety of guises in the Turkey Red Collection.

View
Gold object of the week No. 8

Gold-bound spearheads from Carnoustie and Pyotdykes

View
Box of Amenhotep II

This box inscribed with the name of Pharaoh Amenhotep II is one of the finest examples of decorative woodwork to survive from ancient Egypt.

View
The Cossar newspaper printing press

Discover how this unique piece of Scottish printing heritage found a new home at the National Museums Collection Centre – bringing with it a sprinkle of Harry Potter magic!

View
James Clerk Maxwell's thermodynamic surface

James Clerk Maxwell created this 3D model to represent the behaviour of an imaginary substance showing its solid, liquid and gas states.

View
Gold object of the week No. 12

Late Bronze Age bracelets from Hillhead, Caithness

View
Ancient Egyptian collection

National Museums Scotland’s Ancient Egyptian collection comprises around 6,000 items. Explore its rich treasures here.

View
Who was Robert Burns?

Discover the life of the National Bard through the collections of National Museums Scotland.

View
计划您的行程

计划您游览苏格兰国家博物馆的行程

View
Dress and Textiles from Highland South East Asia

A University of Glasgow Student Work Placement Project Jan – Apr 2017

View
The Umbrian Madonna: Sculpture and 3D medieval painting

Following the success of the initial project, we succeeded in securing funding from the Henry Moore Foundation and the KT Wiedemann Foundation to go further in our analysis of the 14-century sculpture of the Madonna and Child.

View
Turkey red pattern
Exhibitions of textiles

Britain had twenty-two ‘international’ exhibitions in the second half of the nineteenth century, starting with the Great Exhibition at London’s Crystal Palace in 1851. There were similar exhibitions in Europe and America and in the British colonial capitals, as well as in the main British provincial cities. These exhibitions provided excellent opportunities for manufacturers to show off their products.

View
Further reading

Interested in learning more about Turkey red and the British textile industry? Explore our reading list.

View
Back to top