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Beyond the Falconers: India and Scotland in the 19th century

February 3, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


The lives of Alexander and Hugh Falconer are two examples of the complex relationships that built up between the East India Company and different parts of the United Kingdom. In this presentation we will set the context in which they and others worked and collected the Indian material that is currently in this Museum.


Roger Jeffery, University of Edinburgh, Professor of Sociology of South Asia

Friederike Voigt, National Museums Scotland, Principal Curator World Cultures with particular responsibility for the Middle Eastern and South Asian collections at National Museums Scotland

Model of a carriage drawn by two oxen, commissioned by Margaret Tytler, North India, Patna or Tirhut, 1815 – 1821
©National Museums Scotland


Comb of black horn, collected by Constance Frederica Gordon Cumming, Sri Lanka, c1870s
©National Museums Scotland






February 3, 2020
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


The Friends of the Falconer Museum


Falconer Museum