Duns Castle tureen in new exhibition

The silver tureen from Duns Castle that can currently be seen in the National Museum of Scotland's Art of Living Gallery
The silver tureen from Duns Castle that can currently be seen in the National Museum of Scotland's Art of Living Gallery

A silver tureen engraved with the crest and motto of Hay of Duns Castle, is among over 3,000 objects going on display as part of a National Museum of Scotland exhibition.

The exhibition takes place in ten major new galleries of applied art, design, fashion, science and technology opening on July 8 celebrating 150 years of the National Museum of Scotland and a £14.1 million redevelopment of the ten galleries involved in the exhibition.

The Duns Castle tureen, by Alexander Gairdner, is hallmarked Edinburgh, 1763–1764 and will be displayed in the new Art of Living Gallery, which explores European art and style from the medieval period to the mid-19th century.

Around 75% of the 3,000 objects now on display across the new galleries have not been shown for at least a generation and visitors will experience the collections like never before, with in-depth information provided through a network of digital labels, audio visual programmes, a wide range of interactive exhibits and original working machines – totalling over 150 interactive exhibits.

Gordon Rintoul, Director of National Museums Scotland, said: “These ten major new galleries aim to excite and engage our visitors both today and for generations to come.”