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Conferences & Maker Training

Symposium: Museums and Contemporary Craft

Join us at a symposium to explore how collaboration between museums and the world of contemporary craft can help to shed new light on museum collections.

Closing date: 5 Mar 2020

Experiment, Experience and Enchant: Knowledge sharing between museums and contemporary craft

The event will bring together archaeologists, conservators and curators, along with contemporary craft artists and makers, to consider how knowledge-sharing between these two fields allows us to re-evaluate the past.

The event will culminate in an exclusive preview of the new Glenmorangie Commission by silversmith Simone ten Hompel. Working directly with our early medieval collections and our Creating Scotland research project, Simone has created a new piece of contemporary metal artwork, which will be displayed in our Grand Gallery for the preview.

Pricing

£20, £16 Members and Conc.

Michael Eden, Maker  

 

Mhairi Maxwell, Assistant Curator, V&A Dundee

 

Jennifer Gray, Designer and Programme Director of Jewellery and Silversmithing at Edinburgh College of Art   

 

Mary Davis, Artefact Conservator, National Museums Scotland

 

Silvia Weidenbach, Jewellery designer and Gilbert Collection artist in residence  

 

Lisa Mason, Assistant Curator of Modern & Contemporary Design, National Museums Scotland

 

Naomi Robertson, Master Weaver, Dovecot Studios

 

Simone ten Hompel, Glenmorangie Commission Artist

 

This event will be hosted by Adrian Maldonado Glenmorangie Research Fellow and Sarah Rothwell Curator of Modern & Contemporary Design, National Museums Scotland.

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Info

Opportunity provided by:
National Museums Scotland
Venue Location:
National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1JF
Main Contact:
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