The Scottish Interior

When & Where

Friday, 1 December 2023 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
National Museum of Scotland , Chambers Street , Auditorium, Edinburgh , EH1 1JF

Event Details

A one-day conference on aspects of the Scottish interior from the 16th century to the present. Open to all.
Thirty years on from the publication of Ian Gow’s defining book The Scottish Interior, this conference brings together specialists from a range of backgrounds to discuss questions of Scottishness – or lack thereof – in Scottish interiors from the 16th century to the present. Exploring a range of themes from the Renaissance to the Arts and Crafts movement via “Balmoralisation”, and with an interdisciplinary approach looking at patronage, collecting, architecture and design, this event will appeal to anyone interested in Scottish history, design, and identity.


National Museums Scotland
0300 1236789


Free, booking required (

Event Location

National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street


Please note that you should check with the event organiser to confirm details of times and location - Scottish Local History Forum is not responsible for the events hosted by Member Societies.