We produce lavishly illustrated catalogues for Museum exhibitions such as The Jacobites; Scotland's Early Silver; Rip it up: The story of Scottish pop; Embroidered Stories: Scottish Samplers and Wild and Majestic: Romantic Visions of Scotland (the book of the summer exhibition in 2019). Our very varied list includes: The Lewis Chessmen Unmasked; Early Medieval Scotland; Commando Country; Scottish Photography: The First Thirty Years; Sir Walter Scott: A Life in Story and Jock's Jocks: Voices of Scottish Soldiers from the First World War, a co-publication with the European Ethnological Research Centre.
Unearthed by a metal detectorist in 2014, 'the Galloway Hoard' is the richest collection of Viking-age objects ever found in Britain or Ireland. This book places the hoard in a wider historical context and showcases the conservation and research currently being undertaken on it.
A unique and illuminating collection of witness testimony to the horror, and humour, of the Great War, by veterans mainly from the north-east of Scotland. A co-publication with the European Ethnological Research Centre.
The intricately designed hoard of Lewis Chessmen is one of the most significant archaeological discoveries ever made in Scotland. This account includes images of all 93 pieces and reports on new scientific research on how, where and when they were made.
As well as showcasing beautiful objects from the collections of National Museums Scotland, this book, building on the Glenmorangie Research Project, gives fresh insights into the emergence of the early medieval kingdoms of Scotland.
Published in association with The European Ethnological Research Centre,as part of their research programme Dumfries and Galloway: A Regional Ethnology. Interviews with 29 individuals from Whithorn and around, plus interviews with/writings of three local authors: Alastair Reid, John McNeillie and Gavin Maxwell.
Every Scots child was taught a pallid and uncontentious version of Queen Margaret's life, drawn from the hagiography written not long after her death. Eileen Dunlop has produced a book for the general reader, which aims at a more balanced, psychologically probing account of a remarkable life.
Artist Sue Jane Taylor has worked for over 30 years recording the lives of workers in the North Sea oil industry, and the offshore renewable energy industry. The book showcases her work and is also illustrated by relevant objects from the collections in the National Museum of Scotland.
Describes the varied rocks and structures that occur within the largely metasediments of the Moine Supergroup of the northern and central highlands of Scotland. This book is suitable for professional geologists and undergraduate students.
Surveys the rare glass, vessels and objects that have been assembled by the Royal Museum, Edinburgh over the last 150 years, giving collectors and scholars an additional source through which to research and authenticate previous works of glass.
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