Creator: Ellie Swinbank
Publisher: Faculty of Architecture of the Wrocław University of Technology
Rights: Approval to upload a pdf of each article to the Big Stuff website provided by the Editor-in-Chief of the Architectus journal, with an acknowledgement that they were published by Architectus and the link to the Architectus issue they are in.
Introduction: National Museums Scotland (NMS) has a long history of collecting industrial objects. Our predecessor museum, the Industrial Museum of Scotland, was founded with the intention of collecting the materials and processes of manufacture; that is, contemporary technologies and the tacit skills that went with them. For a lot of the museum’s lifetime the emphasis has tended to be more on historical collecting but there has always been a remit for collecting relevant current material. In recent years, this has been distilled and formalised into a strategic priority within our Collections Development Strategy.
In terms of our energy collections this means that we aim to build on our world-class collections and expertise in the areas of energy generation and consumption, working with industry and universities to collect innovative technology and industrial material as its working life concludes.
This collecting target aligns closely with the acquisition of material from transforming industries. This includes the nuclear industry, the oil and gas industry and the renewable energy sector.
Reference: Ellie Swinbank 2020, ‘Collecting and displaying the decommissioning of North Sea Oil and Gas at the National Museums Scotland’, Big Stuff 2019, Faculty of Architecture of the Wrocław University of Technology
DOI Link (Paper):
|Swinbank, Ellie. (2019). Collecting and displaying the decommissioning of North Sea Oil and Gas at the National Museums Scotland – Journal Article. http://doi.org/10.37190/arc200104|
DOI Link (File):
|Swinbank, Ellie. (2019). Collecting and Displaying the Decommissioning of North Sea Oil and Gas at National Museums Scotland – Conference Paper. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4087493|
DOI Link (Slides):
|Swinbank, Ellie. (2019, September). Collecting and Displaying the Decommissioning of North Sea Oil and Gas at National Museums Scotland – Slides. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4087495|