Staubermann, Klaus and Swinney, Geoffrey N (Research Associate) (2016) Making space for models: (re)representing engineering in Scotland’s national museum, 1854–present. International Journal for the History of Engineering and Technology, 86 (1). pp. 19-41. ISSN 1758-1206

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The model-making practices and the role of engineering models on display within a British (and since 1999 Scottish) Government-funded, ‘national’, museum are examined. The changing curatorial perceptions of models and their role over the 160-year history of the Museum are analysed, as are the spaces in which, and the processes by which, objects were translated and re-scaled into model form. Particular attention is focused on the Museum’s claims to ‘authenticity’, ‘authority’, ‘credibility’ and ‘realism’ in relation to models.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: curation, exhibition, model-making, public engagement, translation of scale, workshop practice
Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Theme: Material culture: creation and use
Department: Science and Technology
Scottish History and Archaeology (from 2012)
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 09 May 2016 10:10
Last Modified: 09 May 2016 10:16

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