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Curators
Emma Inglis MA AMA,
Curator, Glasgow and West Scotland
Curatorial and Conservation Services
Emma Inglis
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+44 (0)141 616 5111

EInglis@nts.org.uk

National Trust for Scotland
Greenbank House
Flenders Road
Clarkston
Glasgow
G76 8RB

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Emma studied Economic and Social History at Glasgow University before progressing to Museum Studies at the University of Leicester. During her early career she worked with a number of different social history and costume collections and later joined Museums Galleries Scotland in the role of Museum Development Manager. This was followed by a period of consultancy work, working as an associate of CMC Associates on a variety of strategic projects and reports, as well as European exhibitions. Emma joined NTS in 2012. Her specific areas of interest include costume & textile collections, and eighteenth & nineteenth century society.

Emma is the curator for the collections at: Arduaine Garden, Crarae Garden, Geilston Garden, Greenbank, Hill House, Holmwood, Moirlanich, Pollok House, Tenement House, Weaver's Cottage and Wester Kittochside.

Antonia Laurence-Allen, MLitt, MA, PhD,
Curator, Edinburgh and East Scotland
Curatorial and Conservation Services
Antonia Laurence
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+44 (0)131 458 0383

Alaurence-allen@nts.org.uk

National Trust for Scotland
5 Cultins Road
Edinburgh
EH11 4DF
Scotland
UK

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Antonia Laurence-Allen has worked in museums and galleries in Scotland, the United States and Canada, in education, interpretation and curatorship. Her graduate degrees focus on 19th and 20th century history of art, exhibition theory and photography, culminating in doctorate research into how commercial photography aided social mobility in Scotland during the mid-19th century.

She has a particular interest in paintings, photography and works on paper, but has recently worked with a range of interiors and collections. As Curator of Edinburgh and East Scotland, Antonia works on collections at an array of properties, from Culross Palace, Kellie Castle and Hill of Tarvit Mansion house in Fife, to Lothian sites like the Georgian House, Gladstone’s Land and Newhailes.

In the last few years, Antonia has also been responsible for a photographic project funded by The Morton Charitable Trust, which has helped uncover, digitise and display photographs in property archives across Scotland.

Antonia is the curator for the collections at: Alloa Tower, Balmerino Abbey, Bannockburn, Branklyn Garden, Royal Burgh of Culross, Falkland Palace & Garden, Gladstone's Land, The Georgian House, Harmony Garden, Hill of Tarvit Mansion & Garden House of the Binns, Inveresk Lodge, Kellie Castle & Garden, Malleny Garden, Menstrie Castle, Newhailes, The Pineapple, Preston Mill & Phantassie Doocot, Priorwood Garden and Robert Smail's Printing Works

Sean McGlashan MA,
Curator, Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
Curatorial and Conservation Services
Sean McGlashan
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+44 (0)1292 445704

SMcGlashan@nts.org.uk

National Trust for Scotland
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
Murdoch's Lone
Alloway
Ayrshire
KA7 4PQ
Scotland
UK

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Sean McGlashan graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Art Education. He taught art in Dallas, Texas for 12 years and completed a Masters Degree in Drawing and Painting at North Texas University. He relocated to Scotland in 1994 and taught at colleges including Glasgow School of Art and delivered workshops at the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA). He joined Glasgow Museums in 1999 after which he completed his second Masters Degree in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester. He also has a Scottish teaching certificate in Art. From 1999 until 2014 Sean was curator at GoMA where he helped to transform Glasgow into a city with an international reputation for Contemporary Art. Sean was also responsible for GoMA's highly acclaimed series of biennial exhibitions on human rights issues.

Sean is the curator of the collections at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Souter Johnnie's Cottage and the Bachelor's Club.

Sarah Beattie MLitt,
Curator, Ayrshire & Arran and Dumfries & Galloway
Curatorial and Conservation Services
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sbeattie@nts.org.uk

National Trust for Scotland
Culzean Castle and Country Park
Maybole
South Ayrshire
KA19 8LE

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Sarah Beattie, who is originally from Ayrshire, studied History of Art and History at the University of Glasgow before completing a Masters Degree in nineteenth century art and design. She is currently working on a second Masters on the history of the Country House with the University of Leicester. Sarah started her career by undertaking a collections internship with the Scottish Maritime Museum and the Museum of Ayrshire Country Life and Costume. She later moved to Lakeland Arts and worked across a variety of sites including art galleries, museums and historic houses in Kendal and Windermere.  Most recently she was employed as the assistant curator at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham. Sarah has worked with a broad selection of collections from social history to fine art. She is interested in British and European art and society in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and in making collections more accessible and engaging for a variety of audiences.

Sarah is the curator for the collections at: Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park, Culzean Castle & Country Park, Broughton House, Thomas Carlyle's Birthplace, and Threave Estate.

Vikki Duncan MA (Hons) MLitt,
Curator, North Scotland
Curatorial and Conservation Services
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+44(0)1330 844525

vduncan@nts.org.uk

National Trust for Scotland
Crathes Castle, Garden and Estate
Banchory
Aberdeenshire
AB31 5QJ

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After working in an altogether different field (United Airlines), Vikki Duncan returned to study at the University of Aberdeen in 2003 for her MA in History of Art where she was awarded the Donal Byrne prize. She then went to study at the University of St. Andrews for her MLitt in Museum and Gallery Studies, focussing on 20th century patterns of collecting. She worked, initially for Art UK cataloguing all of Aberdeen's oil and acrylic paintings in public ownership. Simultaneously she worked as the curator at the Blairs Museum, taking care of Roman Catholic treasures, including the famous full-length portrait of Mary Queen of Scots and the Blairs Jewel reliquary. Vikki moved on to Aberdeen Art Gallery as Curator of Decorative Art where she particularly enjoyed working with the silver, jewellery and furniture collections. She was also very involved in the contemporary craft acquisitions and was a member of the Craft Curators Network. In her spare time she practices positive meditation, advocates stand up or walking meetings and visiting local auctions.

Vikki is the curator for the collections at: Balmacara, Brodie Castle & Boath Doocot, Canna, Culloden, Glencoe & Dalness, Glenfinnan Monument, Hugh Miller's Birthplace Cottage & Museum, Inverewe, Kintail, West Affric, St Kilda, Barry Mill, Castle Fraser, Craigievar Castle, Crathes Castle, Drum Castle, Dunkeld, Fyvie Castle, Haddo House, House of Dun, JM Barrie's Birthplace, Leith Hall, Mar Lodge, Pitmedden Garden, and Unst & Yell