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The Rise and Fall of Hamilton Palace
The destruction of Hamilton Palace, the grandest stately home in Britain, was one of the greatest losses to national heritage ever to happen in this country.
This is the story of how Scotland’s biggest treasure trove was won and lost.
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.
Art at War
Discover a range of paintings, drawings and pastels from the First and Second World Wars from our military collection.
W. & R. Chambers and the collection history
The research for the Democratising Knowledge project focused on archival material, the woodblocks and their production, and an analysis of the illustrations in Chambers's encyclopaedias.
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Missionaries and Tibetan material culture
Explore how missionaries made a significant impact on gathering the materials featured within the Tibetan collections at the National Museum of Scotland, with their materials peaking between 1890-1904.