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Members’ Spotlight

Sir Walter Scott, Historical Novelist and Collector
Wednesday 4 August, 19:30 - 20:30
Online

Join Dr Anna Groundwater, Principal Curator of Renaissance and Early Modern History, Dr Lucy Wood, Learning Manager at the Palace of Holyrood House, and George Dalgleish, Trustee of Abbotsford, as we explore Scott's two great passions: writing and collecting Scotland's history.

Walter Scott was Scotland’s first historical novelist. Through his works he celebrated the history and landscapes of Scotland, with a string of popular books that dominated the nineteenth century’s best-seller lists. He was also an avid collector of Scotland’s material past, a collection which was essential to his inspiration and success as a writer of historical fiction.

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This event also marks the opening of our upcoming exhibition Inspiring Walter Scott at the National Museum of Scotland curated by Dr Anna Groundwater.

 

Gifts for the Future
Thursday 9 September, 19:30 - 20:30
Online

Discover the impact that gifts in wills have had on our collections and learn more about our ongoing work to understand them and share their stories with the world. We will share how unique artefacts from Scotland’s history have entered our collections, and some of the fascinating stories behind them.

Join Ashleigh Whiffin, Assistant Curator of Entomology, and David Forsyth, Principal Curator of Modern and Contemporary History, who will reveal the remarkable stories of what links insects to a Duke and how a rare Renaissance jewel was saved for the nation.

The discussion is chaired by Dr Sam Alberti, Director of Collections at National Museums Scotland. It will be followed by a Q+A session where you will have the opportunity to put your questions to the panel.

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