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23 October 2019Visit to the National Museum of Scotland exhibition "Wild and Majestic: Romantic Visions of Scotland"
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Visit to the National Museum of Scotland exhibition "Wild and Majestic: Romantic Visions of Scotland" Wednesday 23 October 2019

11.30 to 12.45

Auditorium, National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF

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Dramatic highland landscapes, heroic histories, tartan and bagpipes are among the defining images of Scotland for many people today. From the Romantic movement of the 18th and early 19th centuries to Queen Victoria’s highland idyll at Balmoral, Wild & Majestic, The National Museum of Scotland’s new exhibition, considers the origins of these ideas and explores how they were used to represent Scotland around the world, expressed through military and highland dress, royal visits, art, literature and the beginnings of the Scottish tourism industry. Exhibition curator Rosie Waine will set the historical context for this intriguing story before museum conservators discuss the behind the scenes work undertaken on the treasures displayed within the exhibition.

 11.15 On Arrival - please make your way to the Auditorium on level 1.

 11.30 Welcome & Introduction

Rosie Waine is William Grant Foundation Research Fellow at National Museums Scotland, specialising in early 19th century highland dress.

 12.10 Conservation

National Museums Scotland’s collections are of international importance, often containing unique objects that cover a range of materials and techniques. This talk will highlight the painstaking conservation work undertaken on textiles and artefacts. Presentations will be given by Paper and Textiles Conservators Lisa Cumming and Victoria Hanley and Assistant Textile Conservator Danielle Connolly.

 12.30 Q&A

 12.45 Visit Wild & Majestic; Romantic Visions of Scotland exhibition at leisure. Museum closes at 5.00pm. The discounted charge for the exhibition is £8 (reduced from £10) Please show your ticket to receive the discount. £5 for National Art Pass holders and free admission for NMS members.

 Tickets are priced at £10 (not including entry to exhibition).

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