Swinney, Geoffrey N (2019) Projecting the Museum: moving images in, and of, Scotland’s national museum. Museum history journal. ISSN 1936-9824

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Abstract

The century-long engagement of museums with the moving image is examined through a case study of its deployment by National Museums Scotland (inclusive of its predecessor organisations the Royal Scottish Museum and the Royal Museum of Scotland). The study engages the academic genres of film studies and museum studies to critically examine the use of moving images in, and by, the Museum over what might be termed the long twentieth century. In particular, it explores how developing technologies of film and video production and consumption created the institution’s ‘celluloid culture’ and its expression through material and virtual spaces of museum practice.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Cinema, film, historical geography, National Museums Scotland, Royal Scottish Museum, television, video
Subjects: A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
A General Works > AS Academies and learned societies (General)
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Theme: Understanding the natural world
Department: Science and Technology
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2020 10:14
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2020 14:35
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/2433

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