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Beyond the Little Black Dress

Saturday 1 July to Sunday 29 October 2023 
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh 

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A new exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland will deconstruct the little black dress, examining the radical power of the colour black in fashion. From design classics to cutting-edge catwalk creations, Beyond the Little Black Dress (1 July to 29 October 2023) will bring together more than 60 striking looks from collections and designers around the world.  

Detail, Bernat Klein at High Sunderland in the Scottish Borders, 1963 - 1964. © Bernat Klein  Behr Photography; Image © National Museums Scotland

Bernat Klein: Design in Colour

5 November 2022 to 23 April 2023 
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh 
Admission: Free 

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Portrait of Bernat Klein, c.1963 - 1966. © Bernat Klein  Martin Mandel; Image © National Museums Scotland

National Museum of Scotland asks public for memories of famous Scottish designer

The National Museum of Scotland is calling for memories of famous artist and designer Bernat Klein ahead of a major exhibition of his work opening next month. Klein (1922 - 2014) was born in Yugoslavia (now Serbia) but settled in the Scottish Borders where he lived and worked for over 40 years. 

A TARDIS landed in the Grand Gallery at the National Museum of Scotland. Photo © Stewart Attwood WEB

Tickets for Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder go on sale

Tickets for the Scottish premier of Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder at the National Museum of Scotland go on sale tomorrow, 4 October 2022. 

Curator Sophie Goggins with a rare anatomical model by Louis Auzouz, 19th-century. Photo © Neil Hanna (1) (1)

Museum Late: Anatomica

On Friday 7 October the legendary Museum Lates return with an Anatomy theme inspired by the popular exhibition, Anatomy: A Matter of Death and Life, at the National Museum of Scotland.

Artist Luke Jerram and his sculpture E.coli at the National Museum of Scotland. Photo © Neil Hanna. low res

90ft sculpture of the bacteria E.coli goes on show at the National Museum of Scotland

E.coli by Luke Jerram
3-31 August, National Museum of Scotland 

Liv Mullen wheels a Dalek into the National Museum of Scotland ahead of major exhibition. Photo credit © Duncan McGlynn (4)

Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder: Science exhibition lands in Edinburgh

The Scottish premiere of Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder will take place at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh this December.

Arthur's Seat Coffins. Copyright National Museums Scotland (3)

Anatomy: A Matter of Death and Life

A major new exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland looks at the history of anatomical study, from artistic explorations by Leonardo da Vinci to the Burke and Hare murders.

Doctoral Researcher Laura Scobie, with bottles of whisky acquired by National Museums Scotland. Photo © Stewart Attwood WEB

National Museums Scotland reveals contemporary whisky collection

National Museums Scotland has revealed a new collection exploring contemporary Scottish whisky. Announced to coincide with World Whisky Day on 21 May 2022, a selection of bottled whiskies, packaging and related material have been acquired to reflect the thriving industry in the 21st century.

01. Silver casket. Image copyright National Museums Scotland WEB

Rare French silver casket believed to have belonged to Mary, Queen of Scots is acquired for the nation

A silver casket believed to have been owned by Mary, Queen of Scots has been acquired for the nation. An iconic piece of Scotland’s national heritage, it goes on display at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh from Thursday 19 May.   

Detail of A Large Pine Tree Pool, Hitomi Hosono, 2019, ©Hitomi Hosono. Image © National Museums Scotland WEB

Japanese Contemporary Design

6 May 2022 to 5 March 2023 
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh 

Detail, Bernat Klein at High Sunderland in the Scottish Borders, 1963 - 1964. © Bernat Klein  Behr Photography; Image © National Museums Scotland

Bernat Klein: Design in Colour

5 November 2022 to 23 April 2023 
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh 
Admission: Free 

nms.ac.uk/designincolour 
#BernatKlein