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Save The Date! Craft Scotland Conference 2018

The Craft Scotland Conference 2018

Concrete letters by Emma McDowall. Image credit: Susan Castillo. 

Date: Thursday 7 and Friday 8 of June 2018

Location: National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF

Save the date! The Craft Scotland Conference is back in June 2018 in partnership with National Museums Scotland. Makers, curators and industry specialists this is your chance to get inspired, share knowledge and make connections. We are thrilled to announce that Rose Watban will be our guest curator for this conference. Over two days, you will hear insightful talks that focus on the key themes affecting the craft world today. 

Stay tuned for more details.


Guest Curator

Rose Watban has curated a number of national and international exhibitions, whilst holding the post of Senior Curator Modern and Contemporary Design at National Museums Scotland. She has worked with contemporary collections since 1995 and was responsible for European glass, jewellery and contemporary craft. Rose was Project Leader for The Cutting Edge: Scotland’s Contemporary Crafts in 2007 and curated the original Meet Your Maker exhibition with Craft Scotland in 2010.


Who's The Conference For?

  • Makers
  • Curators
  • Arts and culture professionals
  • Craft champions


Why Attend?

  • Meet and share knowledge with fellow makers and specialists 
  • Explore alternative approaches to craft
  • Get inspired



National Museums Scotland is one of the leading museum groups in the UK and Europe and it looks after collections of national and international importance. The organisation provides loans, partnerships, research and training in Scotland and internationally. Our individual museums are the National Museum of Scotland, the National Museum of Flight, the National Museum of Rural Life and the National War Museum. The National Museums Collection Centre in Edinburgh houses conservation and research facilities as well as collections not currently on display. 

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