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Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh

Nature volume 158, page 701 (16 November 1946) | Download Citation



THE prflgitajgftve activity of the Royal Scottish Museuis own by the Director's report for the year 19 Having been closed during 1939–43, no time as been carrying out vigorous schemes recapture its lost public and to attract the younger generation who knew it not. The organisation of numerous temporary exhibitions relevant to a variety of topical and educational subjects; lectures of strong Scottish interest; the practical support of the activities of outside educational and cultural institutions; the resumption of services for visiting classes of school children and various adult educational groups, and the regular showing of instructive motion films, have all contributed to the winning of the firm public appreciation which the Royal Scottish Museum merits. A very popular feature connected with some of the special exhibitions was the introduction of demonstrations which “livened the exhibits and encouraged closer study of both processes and products”.

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