Atelier NMS

 FRI, 12 FEB 2016 AT 10:00

Atelier NMS

National Museum Scotland, Edinburgh.

Atelier NMS, was a day-long charrette at the National Museum Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh. 

The aim of the charrette was to investigate four objects selected by NMS curators from their archives. The objects were revealed and available on the day of the charrette only. The objects related to the following themes:

– Tool

– Process

– Colour

– Model

By engaging with things in the custody of NMS, we hope to map and improve conditions for cross-disciplinary collaboration, shifting the emphasis away from doing research towards the creation of research objects. To this end, we worked in four small groups each consisting of a mixture of social scientists, arts and humanities scholars, artists, designers, makers and curators from across the museum and gallery sectors. 

To conclude, the object facilitators reported back on the various ways in which each object has enabled different methods of material enquiry. 


10:15 Welcome; head up to the studio with the objects.
10:30-11:15 Rotation 1 (45mins)
11:15-12:00 Rotation 2 (45mins) 

12:00 Gallery Visit 
12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:45-14:30 Rotation 3 (45mins) 
14:30-15:15 Rotation 4 (45mins) 

15:15-15:30 Coffee
15:30-16:30 Reports from x 4 facilitators


7-9pm Opening of British Art Show 8 at ECA Talbot Rice Gallery, Old College.