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National Museums of Scotland

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Works: 626 works in 1,072 publications in 1 language and 11,587 library holdings
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The new Penguin history of Scotland : from the earliest times to the present day by Rob A Houston( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on research from a wide range of disciplines as well as history - archaeology, social sciences, economics, science, religion and literature - this is a comprehensive history of Scotland's peopled past from the scarcely documented Neolithic period to the parliament of 2000
The Work of angels : masterpieces of Celtic metalwork, 6th-9th centuries AD( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tartan, the Highland habit by Hugh Cheape( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hugh Cheape, Head of the Scottish Material Culture Research Centre at the National Museums of Scotland, explores the story of tartan from the medieval love of display to the Victorian invention of exclusive clan identity. With the spotlight also thrown on Bonnie Prince Charlie's kilt and 'ancient' tartans, the history of the Highlands and its society is brought vividly to life. A revised edition of a classic text, this book contains a full-colour section on clan tartans, with useful historical information to find our more about your own tartan, and family history and genealogy."--BOOK JACKET
Celts : art and identity( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The real and imagined legacy of the ancient Celts has shaped modern identities across the British Isles and retains a powerful hold over the popular imagination. Furthermore, Celtic art is one of Europe's great artistic traditions, with the skills of Celtic craftspeople standing alongside the best of the ancient and medieval worlds. But who were the Celts? Drawing on the latest scholarship,the authors explore how the Celts have been defined differently from ancient times to the modern day. Over 250 remarkable objects have been selected from the collections of the British Museum, National Museums Scotland and other key European museums to richly illustrate the narrative and highlight the artistic accomplishments of craftspeople through the centuries.Here are iconic, intricately decorated masterpieces as well as less well-known fixtures and fittings; items of warfare and adornment; the ceremonial and the utilitarian
No ordinary journey : John Rae, Arctic explorer, 1813-1893 by Ian Bunyan( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of John Rae (1813-1893) from Orkney (Scotland) and his work in exploring, surveying and mapping large areas of the Canadian Arctic for the Hudson's Bay Company, as well as his work in collecting natural history and ethnographic material. Includes a chronology
Beyond the palace walls : Islamic art from the State Hermitage Museum : Islamic art in a world context by Mikhail B Piotrovsky( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of migrating ideas : early medieval art in Northern Britain and Ireland : proceedings of the Second International Conference on Insular Art held in the National Museums of Scotland in Edinburgh, 3-6 January 1991 by International Conference on Insular Art( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Akten/Kongressbericht - Mosaik/Bodenverzierung - Bevölkerungsgeschichte
Treasures from Tuscany : the Etruscan legacy( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book documents the influence of other contemporary civilizations on the Etruscans, and especially the role of the Romans, who absorbed many aspects of Etruscan culture but were ultimately responsible for its end. This is a book about the people of Etruria, their society, craft, art and beliefs."--Jacket
Review of Scottish culture( )

in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phoebe Anna Traquair : 1852-1936 by Elizabeth Cumming( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phoebe Anna Traquair was a unique figure in British culture. The first significant professional woman artist in modern Scotland, she was also a key figure in the Arts and Crafts movement. A fee spirit, Traquair celebrated life through image, color and texture, taking her inspiration from Renaissance painting, the art and poetry of Blake and the music of Wagner. She produced a huge body of work, from vast, breathtaking mural decorations and sensual embroideries to exquisite illuminated manuscripts and enamels. Using her own words and those of friends and contemporaries, this beautifully illustrated book sheds new light on the ambitions of late Victorian and Edwardian culture
Bonnie Prince Charlie by Rosalind Kay Marshall( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Schotse prins (1720-1788)
The Scottish home( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corpus vasorum antiquorum by Elizabeth Moignard( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picasso : fired with passion( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An icon in his own lifetime, by 1947 Picasso was renowned for his painting and had moved through many artistic styles. This book explores the ways he pushed back the boundaries of convention and tradition to create his unique works of art." "Photographs and works of art also provide an insight into the world of Picasso the man, illustrating the busy, crowded lifestyle of family, friends and contemporaries who inspired and influenced his work." "This book focuses on Picasso's intense artistic productivity between the years of 1947 and 1961, when he experimented with different media, from ceramics and printmaking to jewellery and metalwork."--Jacket
Infrared transmission spectra of carbonate minerals by G. C Jones( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a unique compilation of carefully selected authenticated carbonate mineral spectra, which will serve as an aid to identification and research for geologists, mineralogists, crystallographers and materials scientists working on carbonate minerals and inorganic compounds. For each mineral, an FTIR spectrum and accompanying data page is provided. Data includes a peak table, references and basic mineral data
Renaissance decorative painting in Scotland by Michael Bath( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores the rich inheritance of decorative painting found in Scottish buildings of the 16th and 17th centuries, of which more than 100 examples survive or are recorded." "The extensive use of popular prints and of engravings copied from European emblem books and other pattern books is increasingly recognised in studies of the applied arts in Britain at this time, and many of the print sources used as patterns in Scotland are here identified for the first time and are reproduced alongside the images which they inspired. The way such images function in the spaces they fill can tell us much abut architectural aspirations, cultural assumptions, and religious beliefs during this period in Scotland. The result of more than ten years of research, this illustrated publication contains chapters on the different types of painting, followed by a catalogue of all known examples."--BOOK JACKET
Robert Burns : pride and passion : the life, times and legacy by Gavin Sprott( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Louis Stevenson : the travelling mind by Eileen Dunlop( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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. The reality was less flamboyant but no less remarkable, and he would learn that the street lamps of Edinburgh owed their brilliance to the scientific work of his own great-grandfather." "This welcome addition to the Robert Louis Stevenson canon gives a concise account of his life - his family background, childhood and adolescence in a Calvinist, hard-working household in Scotland, his travels in three continents, and his final years in the South Seas. It examines his relationships with his parents and his nurse, with English and American friends, particularly the family into which he married, and with the Samoan islanders among whom he died at the age of 44"--Jacket
Hugh Miller : stonemason, geologist, writer by Michael A Taylor( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born in 1802, Hugh Miller, self-educated stonemason turned bank worker, rose to become editor of The Witness newspaper. Scathing, ironic, lyrical and penetrating by turns, he condemned injustice and abuse wherever he saw them, attacked the Highland Clearances, and supported the freedom of the church of Scotland. Miller's writings on making the best of one's life, inspired Scots from John Muir to Andrew Carnegie. A fine geologist, Miller brought many to the joys of science, helping to convince worried Victorians that geology was not unchristian." "This new biography, quoting generous chunks of Miller himself, covers the full range of Miler, from stonemason, through geologist and editor, to husband and father. It reveals the man whom his contemporaries respected, in all his consistency, integrity and independence, with a surprising new assessment of his tragic suicide in 1856."
Queen Margaret of Scotland by Eileen Dunlop( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A familiar and well-loved figure, Queen Margaret of Scotland occupies a place somewhere between legend and history. Over the nine centuries since her death truth, faith and fantasy have combined to create a myth held dear by generations of Scots, a myth that has inspired art, literature and the dedication of countless churches, institutions and schools." "The stained glass window from St. Margaret's Chapel in Edinburgh Castle typically depicts her as a saintly young woman who yearned to be a nun, but whose destiny was to become a queen. This and other such idealised representations have served to make Margaret into an icon, yet how did this medieval queen, canonised in 1249, create such a lasting impression?" "It is clear that Margaret was an exceptional, indeed heroic, individual. Her compassion, energy and commitment to the relief of suffering in the midst of extreme political and social upheaval are traits that still speak eloquently to today's troubled world. Perhaps this explains, in part, why Margaret remains an inspirational figure after so many years." "Looking at ancient sources and modern scholarship afresh, this book pieces together the life of Queen Margaret of Scotland, the truth behind the legend, and the turbulent period of history in which she lived."--Jacket
 
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The new Penguin history of Scotland : from the earliest times to the present day
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The Work of angels : masterpieces of Celtic metalwork, 6th-9th centuries ADTartan, the Highland habitNo ordinary journey : John Rae, Arctic explorer, 1813-1893Beyond the palace walls : Islamic art from the State Hermitage Museum : Islamic art in a world contextThe age of migrating ideas : early medieval art in Northern Britain and Ireland : proceedings of the Second International Conference on Insular Art held in the National Museums of Scotland in Edinburgh, 3-6 January 1991Treasures from Tuscany : the Etruscan legacyPhoebe Anna Traquair : 1852-1936Picasso : fired with passion
Alternative Names
Ecosse National museums

Museos Nacionales de Escocia

Museums of Scotland

Museums of Scotland Edinburgh

N.M.S.

National museums of Scotland

National museums of Scotland (Edinbourg, GB)

National Museums Scotland.

National Museums Scotland Organisation, die die der Schottischen Regierung unterstehenden Museen in Schottland verwaltet

NMS

NMS Edinburgh

NMS (National Museums of Scotland)

Scotland National Museums of Scotland

Skotsko National Museums of Scotland

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English (161)