[meteorite-list] Strathmore Meteorite Centenary

From: Peter Davidson <P.Davidson_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2014 07:25:18 +0000
Message-ID: <576F2B74A34E584AA173B40D1A8914C336C7E0F1_at_NMSMAIL01.nms2k.int>

Hello Listees (Repost)

2017 marks the Centenary of the Strathmore meteorite fall; Scotland's biggest. To commemorate this occasion, I am at the planning stage of an exhibition which will take place in the National Museums Scotland during that year. Outline permission had already been given and once I have major project on which I am currently extremely busy out of the way, I will be ramping up my efforts. In this modern digital, globalised age I am going to try a new approach in my search for ideas, suggestions or offers of information or objects which might help to extend the scope of the display.

At the moment, as well as a case featuring the re-uniting of the four main fragments of the Strathmore fall, I am looking at cases which will look at other Scottish and possibly UK/Irish meteorites, and also maybe taking a slightly different angle by looking at meteoritic or related material that has been used for other purposes which could include tools, jewellery and so on.

Therefore, I am sending this e-mail out to the list to attempt a sort of "crowd sourcing" exercise to see what comes up. Please be assured that, in terms of objects, I am not looking for permanent donations to the collections (though that would be nice) but loans. I will listen to all offers and all e-mails will be answered. There is no urgency at the moment, but I will be looking to start firming up on my ideas as soon as possible.


Peter Davidson
Senior Curator of Minerals

Department of Natural Sciences
National Museums Scotland
Chambers Street
+44 131 247 4283
p.davidson at nms.ac.uk

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