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

Swinney, Geoffrey N (2019) Appropriate and appropriated sites for elephants: a case study of the making of museum objects. Society & Animals. ISSN 1568-5306

Swinney, Geoffrey N and McGowan, R Y (2018) The Janitor and his museum: John Wilson (1775–1832) and the teaching of ‘practical zoology’ in early nineteenth-century Edinburgh. Museum history journal. ISSN 1936-9824

Swinney, Geoffrey N (2017) Recycled objects: curatorial practice and the engagement of contemporary art in the interpretation of historical African figurative sculpture. Museum Management and Curatorship. pp. 1-19. ISSN 0964-7775

Swinney, Geoffrey N (2016) George Wilson's Map of Technology: giving shape to the ‘industrial arts’ in mid-nineteenth-century Edinburgh. Journal of Scottish Historical Studies, 36 (2). pp. 165-190. ISSN 1748-538x

Staubermann, Klaus and Swinney, Geoffrey N (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

Swinney, Geoffrey N (2014) Collecting legacies: the world-wide collections of National Museums Scotland and national identity. Review of Scottish Culture, 26. pp. 132-147. ISSN 0267-6834

Worden, Sarah and Swinney, Geoffrey N (2013) Exhibiting Livingstone: A life and legacy on display. Scottish Geographical Journal, 129 (3-04). pp. 258-276. ISSN 1470-2541

Swinney, Geoffrey N (2011) Ecology of the dead and the undead or afterlives, booze and the museum: an alternative (and additional) view of Natural Science collections. Social History in Museums, 35. pp. 11-16. ISSN 1350-9551

Swinney, Geoffrey N (2010) Edward Forbes (1815-1854) and the exhibition of natural order in Edinburgh. Archives of Natural History, 37 (2). pp. 309-317. ISSN 0260-9541

Swinney, Geoffrey N (2010) Robert Jameson (1774-1854) and the concept of a 'public museum'. Archives of Natural History, 37 (2). pp. 235-245. ISSN 1755-6260

Swinney, Geoffrey N (2010) In the footsteps of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-1904. Forfar and District Historical Society Journal, 21. pp. 45-54.

Swinney, Geoffrey N (2010) Review of Alberti, S. J. M. M. Nature and Culture: objects, disciplines and the Manchester Museum Manchester University Press, 2009. Archives of Natural History , 37 (2). pp. 367-368. ISSN 0260-9541

Swinney, Geoffrey N (2008) Enchanted invertebrates: Blaschka models and other simulacra in National Museums Scotland. Historical Biology, 20 (1). pp. 39-50. ISSN 0891-2963

Swinney, Geoffrey N (2007) The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition (1902-04) and the founding of Base Orcadas. Scottish Geographical Journal, 123 (1). pp. 48-67. ISSN 1470-2541

Swinney, Geoffrey N, Holmes, M, Blackadder, J S and Pye, Sankurie E (1999) A long-finned specimen of Beryx decadactylus caught in the North-eastern Atlantic of Rockall. Journal of Fish Biology, 54 (1). pp. 208-212. ISSN 1095-8649

Book Section

Alberti, S J M M, Blackwell, Alice, Davidson, Peter, Goldberg, D Martin and Swinney, Geoffrey N (2018) The art and science of replication. Copies and copying in the multi-disciplinary museum. In: Museums as cultures of copies: the crafting of artefacts and authenticity. Routledge Research in Museum Studies . Routledge, London & New York, pp. 13-26. ISBN 9780815364917

Swinney, Geoffrey N (2012) What do we know about what we know? The museum ‘register’ as museum object. In: The Thing about Museums: Objects and Experience, Representation and Contestation – Essays in Honour of Professor Susan M. Pearce. Routledge, London, pp. 31-46. ISBN 978415679046

Swinney, Geoffrey N (2011) Wyn Wheeler. In: History & Mystery - Notes & Queries from the newsletters of the Society for the History of Natural History. Society for the History of Natural History, London, p. 176. ISBN 9780901843098

Swinney, Geoffrey N (2011) An afterword on afterlife. In: The Afterlives of Animals: a Museum Menagerie. University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville, pp. 219-233. ISBN 9780813931678

Conference or Workshop Item

Swinney, Geoffrey N (2014) Recycled Objects: Exhibiting Africa in Scotland. In: Collecting Geographies: Global Programming and Museums of Modern Art, 13-15 March 2014, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. (Unpublished)

Swinney, Geoffrey N (2010) The circulation of museum objects. In: American Anthropological Association Meeting, 17-21 November 2010, New Orleans. (Unpublished)

McGowan, R Y and Swinney, Geoffrey N (2010) Bringing Scotland’s wilderness ‘within the reach of the people’: William Eagle Clarke (1853-1938) and representations of place. In: Scotland’s Wild Landscapes Conference, 13-14 May 2010, Scottish Natural Heritage, Battleby Centre, nr Perth. (Unpublished)


Swinney, Geoffrey N (2013) Towards an Historical Geography of a ‘National’ Museum: The Industrial Museum of Scotland, the Edinburgh Museum of Science and Art and the Royal Scottish Museum, 1854-1939. Doctoral thesis, University of Edinburgh.

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