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The ‘Chanda Exhibits’ at National Museums Scotland

Alison Jasper and I were recently contacted by Rosanna Nicolson, Assistant Curator in the Department of World Cultures at National Museums Scotland, about a trunk in the NMS stores:

'Chanda Exhibits' trunk; photograph © National Museums Scotland, 2016

‘Chanda Exhibits’ trunk; photograph © National Museums Scotland, 2016

Rosanna invited us to see the photographs she had taken of the trunk and its contents, and although the items originated outwith SWOAM’s time period, a very interesting and productive encounter occurred. Alison’s background in the Scottish Episcopal Church archives helped Rosanna identify some of the background to the trunk, which she has written about in a blog posting on the NMS website. Rosanna would welcome further information anyone might have about these items – please contact her via the NMS site.

The label on the rattan discs explains that they were used in wedding ceremonies. © National Museums Scotland, 2016

The label on the rattan discs explains that they were used in wedding ceremonies. © National Museums Scotland, 2016

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