This week, I reviewed two items that were awarded to Douglas Hastings Ramsay following his role in the Siege of Ladysmith during the Second South African War. Born in Glasgow, Ramsay … Continue reading Object Story: Siege of Ladysmith Pocket Watch and Medal
As you may know, the home of the Scottish Maritime Museum in Irvine is the former Engine Shop of the Scottish shipbuilding company, Alexander Stephen and Sons. These medals were … Continue reading Object Story: Alexander Stephen’s ‘Knight Officer of the Order of the Rose’ Medals
To provide an insight into the range of objects the Scottish Maritime Museum has in their collection, I will be using this blog to share the stories of some of … Continue reading Object Story: “Ellen and Mary” Figurehead
This year, the Scottish Maritime Museum is undertaking a review of their collections. They have employed me (Rebecca) to carry out the project, with the guidance of the Curatorial team. … Continue reading What is a Collections Review?