National Museum of Scotland

The National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.

The National Museum of Scotland is located in Chambers Street in the centre of Edinburgh. The museum houses displays and galleries that document the history of Scotland and the wider world, covering topics as varied as; nature, art, design, fashion, science and technology.

The museum has undergone large programmes of refurbishment in recent years, firstly opening 16 new galleries in 2011 and a further 10 galleries in 2016. Including the Art of Living gallery displaying Art, Design and Fashion exampling beauty, taste and wealth of the time.

New Pavia Silk Damask

“The Art of Living Gallery”

Gilt Sofa Restoration

Humphries Weaving supplied traditional 21 inch wide pure silk damask used for the restoration of the Gilt Sofa, now on display at the The National Museum of Scotland. The Vardy sofa was originally designed and made for the 1st Earl Spencer for the Palm Room at Spencer House, London.

The decision was made to not select the Sage Green colour so synonymous with the Palm Room but to opt for deeper green of the period which can be found in the Norfolk House Music Room at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. The design is a popular Italian design from the 18th Century.

Project reference: 1703/1

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