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Review: Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show 2022

This article was originally submitted on the 25th March On Saturday the 19th of March, Edinburgh’s own eclectic cultural milieu assembled at The National Museum of Scotland for the long-anticipated ECFS 2022 show. And, after a two year Covid induced hiatus, the show did not disappoint. Under the direction of chairwoman Poppy Howard-Wall, the Renaissance […]

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Night at the Museum: fashion for the ages

Beneath a soaring glass atrium, weaving in-between world culture artefacts the Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show officially took place last weekend. Diverse and artistic collections took centre stage bringing the museum and all its culture to life, showcasing moving works of art that captured the imagination and attention of hundreds of guests that came to experience […]

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Robots, National Museum of Scotland

Museums are places where the past remains, just fragmented, in the present moment, and yet robotics discovers new limits about future possibilities and aspirations. It is blending the past, present and future that makes Robots so enchanting. The exhibition guides you through 500 years of robot history, and leaves you reeling with the technological fantasies […]

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Exploring East Asia, National Museum of Scotland

On 8 February 2019, the National Museum of Scotland opened Exploring East Asia gallery— a significantly diverse space which demonstrates three major cultures in  East Asia: China, Japan, and Korea. As geographically close neighbours, China, Japan, and Korea modestly learn from each other and commonly share a cultural heritage as well as a progression of […]

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Museums must face their history of colonialism like the NMS

Everyone has heard of the term cultural appropriation. Coined in the 1990s, today it is being levied at many celebrities. Everyone probably has a view in these debates, however, the same issues surrounding museums have often been overlooked. As growing numbers of indigenous groups push for the return of artefacts stolen during colonisation, there is […]

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Edinburgh’s connection with the push to return colonial artefacts

Scotland and Edinburgh have a rich history, filled with triumphs and mistakes. This history fills the numerous museums found throughout the city and country in the form of bones, weapons, and trinkets from all around the globe. But some of this history is stolen. The National Museum of Scotland is just around the corner from […]

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Chronicles

Over the years people have created set ideas on the format of an exhibition; a one-way viewing perspective. The immersive experience that is Chronicles, put together as a collaboration between Project X Dance and the National Museum of Scotland, completely overturns this idea of simply viewing a work of art. Instead, the viewer becomes an […]

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017

From 19 January until 29 April, the National Museum of Scotland is hosting the Wildlife Photographer of the Year, an exhibition now in its 53rd year, displaying the 100 best photographs of wildlife from across the world. Chosen from nearly 50,000 submissions, the 100 photographs on display each tell a fascinating story. Some are amusing: […]