BEGINNINGS: Museum of Scotland

National Museums of Scotland

  • Brief development
  • Interpretive strategy
  • Exhibition design
  • Project management


Together with architect John Dangerfield, Simon Pearce was responsible for the design and installation of this permanent exhibition in the new Museum of Scotland on the geological development of the Scottish landscape. Spectacular fossils and rock formations are displayed in twelve distinct geological time zones together with specially commissioned palaeographical renderings and models to illustrate plate tectonic theory and the varied life-forms the landscape has supported through time.

The work involved the development of an interpretation strategy and interactive exhibits which would enable the 400m2 permanent exhibition to be physically and intellectually accessible to a wide audience.

Beginnings Gallery, Museum of Scotland