Best of the Blogs – July

Saving work by Scottish Artists and articles on the history of food, drink and textiles in Scotland are featured in this month’s best of the blogs.

1. Paisley on the Web

Did you know that the ‘Paisley’ pattern did not originate in Paisley? It was originally used on shawls in Kashmir and cheap imitations were produced in this Scottish town, resulting in the term. Find out more on the fascinating history of this pattern and of Paisley on this website.

2. The Art Newspaper

Celebrated mosaics by Leith born artist, Eduardo Paolozzi, displayed at Tottenham Court Road tube have been saved from destruction and will be restored at Edinburgh University. Find out more here.

3. Museum and Heritage Advisor

Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s interior for Miss Cranston’s Ingram Street Tearooms in Glasgow will be conserved, restored and displayed as part of a joint project between Glasgow Museums and V&A Museum of Design Dundee. Find out how it was saved and when it will be seen again in this article.

4. National Library of Scotland

From 12 June to 8 November, the National Library of Scotland are running an exhibition entitled “Lifting the lid: 400 years of food and drink in Scotland”. See all the hard work that went into installing an exhibition in this fantastic time lapse video. Click on the link above for exhibition details.








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