Experiment, Experience and Enchant Knowledge sharing between museums and contemporary craft

  • Gray, J. (Invited speaker)
  • Mhairi Maxwell (Invited speaker)
  • Michael Eden (Invited speaker)
  • Mary Davis (Invited speaker)
  • Silvia Weidenbach (Invited speaker)
  • Lisa Mason (Invited speaker)
  • Naomi Robertson (Invited speaker)
  • Simone ten Hompel (Invited speaker)
  • Sarah Rothwell (Host)
  • Adrian Maldonado (Host)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


The event brought together archaeologists, conservators and curators, along with contemporary craft artists and makers, to consider how knowledge-sharing between these two fields allows us to re-evaluate the past.The event culminated in an exclusive preview of the new Glenmorangie Commission by silversmith Simone ten Hompel. Working directly with NMS early medieval collections and Creating Scotland research project, Simone created a new piece of contemporary metal artwork, which is displayed in the NMS Grand Gallery for the preview.Jennifer Gray and Dr Mhairi Maxwell (Assistant Curator V&A Dundee) were invited to present a revised paper reflecting on how their Design/Archaeology collaborative process has influenced future practice and projects.
Period5 Mar 2020
Event typeConference
LocationEdinburgh, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Craft
  • museum
  • multidisciplinary