Cheape, Hugh (2010) The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and their Museum: Scotland’s national collection and a national discourse. International Journal of Historical Archaeology, 14 (3). pp. 357-373. ISSN 1092-7697

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Abstract

Founded in 1780, the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland began immediately to form a museum that has survived remarkably intact within the National Museums of Scotland. Their initiative marked a significant point in the evolution of material culture studies between the “cabinet of curiosities” of the Renaissance and the large public museums of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. An exploration of the Society’s work and ethos in its early years points to the emergence of a distinctive “Scottish History” of collections and a greater significance for the evidence of material culture than has been conventionally accorded it in conventional scholarly discourses.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antiquaries – Scotland – Collections – Museums
Subjects: A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
Theme: Material culture: creation and use
Department: Scotland and Europe (to 2011)
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2015 14:09
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 14:09
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/1500

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