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Second Meeting of the 180th Session (2000-2001)

A Crisis for the Future of Scotland's Industrial Museums?

John Crompton
Chairman of the Scottish Industrial Heritage Society,
Curator of Engineering and Industry at the National Museums of Scotland

at the University of Edinburgh Main Library,
George Square, Edinburgh
On Monday 11 November 2000, at 7.00 pm

In the nineteenth century Scotland was an industrial world power. Clyde-built ships carried locomotives, machines and engineering to every corner of the world. Industry is still important in Scotland, but the museums which tell that story are struggling to survive. Two industrial museums have closed, and without more funding, they will not reopen and more will follow. Will Scotland's cultural heritage be complete without the industrial museums?

Location of meeting


Society Business

The President, Dr Allen D C Simpson, will be in the Chair

  1. Nominations for Fellowship of the Society:
  2. Notices of the meetings to be held on Monday 15 January and Monday 12 February 2001.

Members of the Public are welcome to attend

Graham Rule, Secretary


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