National Museum of Scotland

 The enchanting Willow Light by Lizzie Farey (always look up)

The enchanting Willow Light by Lizzie Farey (always look up)

I visited the new galleries at the NMS the last time I was in Edinburgh a few weeks ago, and spent hours looking at the jewellery and fashion galleries! It's always a wonderful feeling to see something familiar, in real life when you've only ever seen it online or in a book.

These are just a few of my highlights...

 Kitchen Necklace by Gésine Hackenberg, 2009. 19th century Delftware Pottery. Wonderful to finally see this piece, it's bigger and brighter than I had imagined!

Kitchen Necklace by Gésine Hackenberg, 2009. 19th century Delftware Pottery. Wonderful to finally see this piece, it's bigger and brighter than I had imagined!

 Porcelain oval form by Bodil Menz, 2004

Porcelain oval form by Bodil Menz, 2004

 The iconic Penguin Donkey bookcase, mark II re-designed by Ernest Race in 1963 and made by Isokon Limited. I love this wee guy!

The iconic Penguin Donkey bookcase, mark II re-designed by Ernest Race in 1963 and made by Isokon Limited. I love this wee guy!

And the visit wouldn't have been complete without saying "Hello Dolly!"

 Spinning around on her podium! Dolly was gifted to the museum by the Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh where she was the first cloned mammal ever to be created from an adult cell. She's kind of a big deal.

Spinning around on her podium! Dolly was gifted to the museum by the Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh where she was the first cloned mammal ever to be created from an adult cell. She's kind of a big deal.

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