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Visit to the Museum of Scotland

  • Friday, July 21, 2017
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF



Friday, July 21st    1:45pm

Dear Netsuke Enthusiast,

I am very pleased to let you know that we have had an invitation from the National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF to view a selection of netsuke from the Museum’s collection.  The visit has been arranged by Rosemary Bandini, our Chairman, and will take place on Friday 21st July 2017 at 2.00 p.m.

We will be able to see and handle about 25 to 30 netsuke from the Museum’s collection.  Unfortunately, numbers are restricted and the Museum will only be able to accommodate up to 12 members, so we will allocate places on the basis of the first replies received.

The Museum has kindly offered to let us choose (where possible) the pieces we would like to see.  Selections can be made from this link: http://www.nms.ac.uk/explore/collection-search-results/ .  Unfortunately, as you will see, many of the pieces are not photographed and they start off unpromisingly, but there are some nice ones there too.  Chapter members may wish to confirm with me that they have secured a place for the visit before spending time identifying which pieces they wish to see.

Chapter members attending this event should meet in the Chambers Street lobby of the Museum at 1.45pm.  The actual visit will take place from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.

I do hope you will be able to join us for this event which has been especially arranged for European Chapter members.  Please let me know by Friday 7th July if you are able to come to the National Museum of Scotland on 21st July.

For those members for whom a place has been secured, please let me know by Friday 14th July which pieces you wish to see; I think we should work on the basis that individuals choose a maximum of 5 netsuke as this will give us a manageable number with which to work.

Yours sincerely,

Peter J Ayre



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