National Museum of Scotland.
As part of a fundraising bid organised by the National Museums of Scotland to raise funds to refurbish three of the gallery’s within the National Museum of Scotland at Chambers Street Edinburgh. Luma were asked to digitise some of the most iconic items within the museums collections for an event at the House of Lords in London. Videos of the items were played on large screens around the event on the day and formed the backdrop to speeches and talks given to potential donors and patrons.
A 10th-century Byzantine sardonyx bowl mounted on an enamelled gold foot from a mid-16th-century gold monstrance, acquired separately by Alexander, 10th Duke of Hamilton, who united them between 1812 and 1825.
17th Century Italian Baroque Tables
A table with a marquetry top and a carved boxwood base, made in Venice in around 1688, the top by Lucio de Lucci and the base attributed to Andrea Brustolon.
Edison Foil Phonograph
A very early example of Thomas Edison’s Phonograph, made in 1878, the same year he patented the world’s first means of recording and reproducing sound.
iLimb – ‘Bionic Hand’
Released in 2007, this original model i-LIMB Hand was the world’s first commercial prosthetic to have individually powered fingers and thumb. It was made by Touch Bionics, a spin out company from the NHS.
Jean Muir Coat
A woman’s coat of felted wool designed by Jean Muir, from her Australian Bicentenary Collection, 1988.