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Exhibiting Scotland

Objects, Identity, and the National Museum

Alima Bucciantini (author)

ISBN: 9781625343291

Publication Date: Sep 2018

Format: Paperback

Also available as: Hardback  

To preserve Scotland's unique antiquities and natural specimens, a Scottish earl founded the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland in 1780. Now numbering twelve million objects, these collections formed the foundation for what eventually became the National Museum of Scotland. Alima Bucciantini traces how these collections have helped tell the changing stories of this country for centuries.
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In 1707 Scotland ceased to exist as an independent country and became part of Great Britain. Yet it never lost its distinct sense of identity, history, and politics. To preserve the country's unique antiquities and natural specimens, a Scottish earl founded the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland in 1780, at the beginning of the Enlightenment's museum boom. Now numbering twelve million objects and specimens and representing everything from archaeology to applied arts and design, from social history to science and the natural world, these collections formed the foundation for what eventually became the National Museum of Scotland.

In Exhibiting Scotland, Alima Bucciantini traces how these collections have helped tell the changing stories of this country for centuries and how the museum reflects the Scots' continuing negotiation of their place within modern Britain.
Illustrations 9 black & white photographs
Pages 392
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Sep 2018
Publisher University of Massachusetts Press
Series Public History in Historical Perspective
Subject/s European history   British & Irish history   Social & cultural history   Ethnic studies  
Alima Bucciantini is assistant professor of history at Duquesne University.

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