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Today industrial museums around Scotland are honking horns 🎺 ringing bells 🔔 & starting engines 🚂 to celebrate #GoIndustrial day!
You can trace the story of Scottish industry throughout the National Museum of Scotland, beginning in our Making It gallery on Level 1. There you'll find a handloom used for weaving silk at Stonehouse in Lanarkshire in the 19th century. But did you know that the punch cards used in the Jacquard mechanism laid the foundation for modern computer programming, inspiring Charles Babbage to programme his Analytical Machine?
Find out more at www.nms.ac.uk/jacquardloom
#loom #jacquardloom #computing


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Who would play a guitar like this?
This fantastic tartan instrument was in fact specially made for Scottish heroes Del Amitri, who are playing Edinburgh Castle tonight.
You can see the guitar in our #RipItUp🎸 exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland.
Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop runs at the National Museum of Scotland until 25 November 2018. You can find out more about the exhibition and book your tickets here: www.nms.ac.uk/ripitup


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Alter
Over the last 50 years, Britain has had a significant impact on how glass is perceived as an art form. Both national and international artists have based themselves here, drawn to the teaching and world-renowned facilities the UK offers. Presented in partnership with @nationalcraftanddesign this exhibition examines the diverse work of established and emerging glass artists working in Britain today.
Featuring a selection of 15 works, #ArtofGlassExhibition reveals an inspirational snapshot of glass art today. Ahead of the @EdArtFest we are featuring the 15 artists and their works, today its the turn of Helen Maurer who created Alter in the #ArtofGlassExhibition.
Helen is interested in temporary things and work that has a changing element. She transforms the smallest of elements into much larger installations, through the play of light which is demonstrated in her work Alter.
https://www.nms.ac.uk/helemaurer
#ArtofGlassExhibition
National Museum of Scotland
Open daily 10:00-17:00 until Sunday 16 September
Free entry https://www.nms.ac.uk/glass


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‘Brilliant fun!’ ‘Inspirational!’ ‘Really, really, really good!’
This is what our visitors have to say about Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop.
Have you experienced this must-see exhibition yet? What do you think?
Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop runs at the National Museum of Scotland until 25 November 2018. Find out more and book your tickets here: www.nms.ac.uk/ripitup
#RipItUp🎸 #PopMusic #ScottishPop #exhibition #Edinburgh


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#Onthisday 1928, designer Jean Muir was born.
To celebrate what would have been her 90th birthday, we're sharing some signature styles from the Jean Muir archive, which is held at National Museums Scotland.
This intarsia knit sweater from the early 1990s features the ‘JM’ signature logo and the abstract faces that recurred often across her collections.
Find out more at www.nms.ac.uk/jeanmuir
#JeanMuir #Fashion #Design


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#Onthisday 1928, designer Jean Muir was born.
To celebrate what would have been her 90th birthday, we're sharing some signature styles from the Jean Muir archive, which is held at National Museums Scotland.
The romantic style of this dress is typical of the 1970s, enhanced by Muir’s characteristic use of matte jersey and the clever gathering of the fabric below the waist to create a fuller skirt. Joanna Lumley was famously photographed by Michael Barrett in a similarly colourful, flowing jersey dress.
Find out more at www.nms.ac.uk/jeanmuir
#JeanMuir #Fashion #Design


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#Onthisday 1928, designer Jean Muir was born.
To celebrate what would have been her 90th birthday, we're sharing some signature styles from the Jean Muir archive, which is held at National Museums Scotland.
Muir loved modern shapes and this pleated, tiered silk chiffon dress captures the youthful 1960s fashion mood.
Find out more at www.nms.ac.uk/jeanmuir
#JeanMuir #Fashion #Design


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This ceramic poppy is one of 888, 246 replica poppies from #BloodsweptLands @Royal_Armouries Tower of London. It now forms #ThePoppy exhibition at National War Museum https://www.nms.ac.uk/thepoppy
#ThePoppy #EdinburghCastle #WW1 #FirstWorldWar #NationalWarMuseum


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#Onthisday 1928, designer Jean Muir was born.
In a fashion career spanning more than 40 years, Jean Muir acquired a reputation for restrained, elegant design and a devoted following.
To celebrate what would have been her 90th birthday, we're sharing some signature styles from the Jean Muir archive, which is held at National Museums Scotland.
This elegant black Jane & Jane dress once belonged to Joanna Lumley. It was not only her first Jean Muir purchase after becoming her house model in 1964, it was also her first 'little black dress'.
Find out more at www.nms.ac.uk/jeanmuir
#JeanMuir #Fashion #Design


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Rubber Factory

Over the last 50 years, Britain has had a significant impact on how glass is perceived as an art form. Both national and international artists have based themselves here, drawn to the teaching and world-renowned facilities the UK offers.

Presented in partnership with @nationalcraftanddesign​ this exhibition examines the diverse work of established and emerging glass artists working in Britain today.
Featuring a selection of 15 works, #ArtofGlassExhibition reveals an inspirational snapshot of glass art today. Ahead of the @EdArtFest​ we are featuring the 15 artists and their works, today its the turn of @sarmiento_glass who created Rubber Factory, 2018 in the #ArtofGlassExhibition.

@sarmiento_glass is know for exploring cultural identity and the graphic image in glass, his creative practice is based on the research he undertakes to combine concepts with process.

#rubberfactory #glass #glassartists
https://www.nms.ac.uk/jeffreysarmiento
#ArtofGlassExhibition
National Museum of Scotland
Open daily 10:00-17:00 until Sunday 16 September
Free entry
https://www.nms.ac.uk/glass

Image: Rubber Factory, 2018 by Jeffrey Sarmiento


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Large Vessel With Perforated Liner

Over the last 50 years, Britain has had a significant impact on how glass is perceived as an art form. Both national and international artists have based themselves here, drawn to the teaching and world-renowned facilities the UK offers.

Presented in partnership with @nationalcraftanddesign​ this exhibition examines the diverse work of established and emerging glass artists working in Britain today.

Featuring a selection of 15 works, #ArtofGlassExhibition reveals an inspirational snapshot of glass art today. Ahead of the @EdArtFest​ we are featuring the 15 artists and their works, today its the turn of @anna_dickinson_glass who created Large Vessel With Perforated Liner, 2015 in the #ArtofGlassExhibition.

@anna_dickinson_glass is an internationally renowned glass artist. Her work explores the form of the vessel, creating non-functional sculptural works, influenced by fine art, architecture and industrial environments.

https://www.nms.ac.uk/annadickinson
#ArtofGlassExhibition

National Museum of Scotland
Open daily 10:00-17:00 until Sunday 16 September
Free entry
https://www.nms.ac.uk/glass

Image: Large Vessel With Perforated Liner, 2015 by Anna Dickinson ©️ Robert Hall


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This week’s #prehistoricgold object of the week is an ornament found on the Isle of Skye.
It may have been worn on the arm, or used to fasten a garment such as a cloak - although when the finder discovered it, they thought it was the top of an alarm clock!
Find out more about this object at www.nms.ac.uk/prehistoricgold
#gold #Skye #archaeology #treasure


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