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.
This illustrated book of the exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland 2 July-30 October 22 explores the history of anatomical study from the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci to the anatomist Robert Knox and the murderers Burke and Hare in Edinburgh in the 19th century.
Highly illustrated - including seventy portraits, some never before published - history of Bonnie Prince Charlie and his parents' families plus the full story of his only child, Charlotte, and her children.
James Hutton (1726-97), one of the world's first environmentalists was ahead of his time in his deductions about the way our planet functions. He was also an innovative farmer, a successful entrepreneur and a man with endless intellectual curiosity. This third edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded.
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.
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.
As well as illustrations, this new edition includes photographs of Mary Queen of Scots-related objects from the collections of National Museums Scotland. It also has a photocopiable 8-page activity section with games, puzzles and drawings for colouring in - suitable for home or classroom use.
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.
Tells the story of Scottish Vikings from violent beginnings to the end of Norse power in 1469. This title shows: why the Vikings travelled west-over-sea to Scotland; when and where they settled; why they sometimes buried their chiefs in longships; how the Picts and Scots coped with these invaders; and what legacy the Vikings left behind.
Explains the aims of the Jacobites and the background to the risings of Viscount Dundee (1689), the Earl of Mar (1715), and Charles Edward Stuart (1745). This work features a genealogical chart of the royal families of Scotland and England, and maps and battle plans.
In this souvenir book of the exhibition of the same name (National Museums Scotland 19 June - 22 November) you will meet the pioneers of photography and discover how the Victorian craze for the photograph transformed the way we capture images today and mirrors our own modern-day fascination for recording the world around us.
Dr John Adamson (1809-70) was the older brother of the better known Robert Adamson. This is the first book devoted to placing his work in its historical context. It draws mainly from two significant albums presented to National Museums Scotland (as it is called now) in the 1940s. An Appendix has technical information on photographic processes.
The book is based on a workshop held at National Museums Scotland and brings together key studies of 15 recent reconstruction projects, covering areas as diverse as physics, computing, horology, communication, transport and military.
Several of Robert Burns' poems deal with the supernatural. This book intends to help celebrate the 250th anniversary of the poet's birth, looks at the world of himself and his contemporaries and tries to understand their fears and emotions, with particular reference to 'Tam o Shanter'.
Robert Louis Stevenson loved to conjure up a dashing, romantic lineage for himself, dreaming that he was descended from the colourful outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor. This work gives a concise account of his life - his family background, childhood and adolescence in a Calvinist, hard-working household in Scotland, and his final years in the South Seas.
The publication in 1911 of James Curle's excavation of the Roman frontier fort of Newstead, ancient Trimontium, near Melrose in the Scottish Borders was a landmark in Roman frontier studies. This volume (in a new paperback edition) was conceived as a celebration of this landmark on its centenary.
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