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Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA), Edinburgh Regional Archive

551 380

Description Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA), Edinburgh Regional Archive

Date 1997 to 2011

Collection Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA), Edinburgh Regional Archive

Catalogue Number 551 380

Category All Other

Scope and Content In addition to the database material available on Canmore, the paper archive of approximately 1500 survey forms and related research documents, and some 4,000 colour slides are kept at HES. Approximately 1500 slides have been digitised and are on Canmore, together with a further 916 digital prints. The range of sculptural works covered is considerable and includes inter alia architectural sculpture, statues, busts, funerary monuments, fountains, coats of arms, artistic ironwork and some pieces inside buildings with public access.

Archive History The PMSA Edinburgh Regional Archive was started in 1999 by Dianne King at Edinburgh College of Art to compile an Edinburgh database that for the first time brought together accurate information on all public sculpture within the city boundary. The work of the project consists of on-site surveys (many carried out by volunteers), historical research, database compilation, and finally the writing of the book, Public Sculpture of Edinburgh. This will be a two-volume work by Professor Ray McKenzie of Glasgow School of Art, who joined Dianne King and the Edinburgh researcher, Tracy Smith, in 2011. Ray McKenzie’s previous volume on the public sculpture of Glasgow was joint winner of the Saltire Society Research Book of the Year award in 2002 and is the only PMSA Scottish volume so far. Since 2001 the PMSA Edinburgh sculpture archive has been based at RCAHMS and the basic information from the PMSA Edinburgh Sculpture database was transferred onto Canmore, the RCAHMS online database, during 2010-11. The PMSA Edinburgh sculpture project has been supported by Eastern Photocolour, Edinburgh College of Art, the Edinburgh World Heritage Trust, Historic Scotland, the Hope Scott Trust, The Old Edinburgh Club, the Pilgrim Trust, RCAHMS, and the Scottish Archive Network.

Access Conditions The database material and digitised images are accessible on Canmore. The slides and paper archive are not yet publicly accessible.

Administrative History The Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA) aims to heighten public appreciation of Britain's public sculpture, and to contribute to its preservation, protection and promotion. It is a registered charity, which relies on the voluntary work of its members. Its many projects and publications are funded by subscriptions and by the generosity of a number of individuals, institutions and grant-giving bodies. An on-going National Recording Project, begun in 1997, has established a database of sculptures and monuments in Britain, which is freely available on the PMSA website at www.pmsa.org.uk. (However, the Edinburgh database material is currently only available on Canmore.) The national project is sub-divided into regional archives, which co-ordinate the work of partner organisations and institutions, volunteers and paid researchers to carry out survey work, compile a database and produce a regional textbook as part of its acclaimed series Public Sculpture of Britain, published by Liverpool University Press.

Finding Aids PMSA data, images and pdfs are located under Images, Sites and Collections, accessed by entering Public Monuments and Sculpture Association in the Search box on Canmore. To locate the basic PMSA data in Sites, click on Canmore ID, go down to Events and click on the Event ID next to Recording (under Category) and Field Visit (under Type). PMSA data on sites with multiple sculptures, such as the Scott Monument and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, is available in pdf format. In Sites, click on Canmore ID, then Digital Files within the lower box headed Collections, then Catalogue Number, then Download. The digitised slides are in Images, and are also in Collections, along with the digital prints.

Accruals Further accruals are not expected.

Accession Number 2010/16

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/1180560

Collection Hierarchy - Collection Level

Collection Level (551 380) Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA), Edinburgh Regional Archive

Preview Category Catalogue Number Title Date Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 097817 View of King James V, at top of pilaster on N side (facing N). 12/10/2010 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 097818 View of sculpture 'Going to the Beach', on Waterfront Avenue. 8/2/2011 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 097819 View of sculpture 'Going to the Beach', on Waterfront Avenue, Edinburgh. 8/2/2011 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 097820 View from S of statue of 'Alexander and Bucephalus', in courtyard of Edinburgh City Chambers. 8/2/2011 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 097821 View from E of statue of 'Alexander and Bucephalus'. 8/2/2011 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 097822 Detailed view from S of statue of 'Alexander and Bucephalus' in front of the City Chambers building, High street, Edinburgh. 8/2/2011 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 097823 View of sculpture 'Dreaming Spires', outside Omni Centre. Greenside Place, Edinburgh. 8/2/2011 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 097824 View of statue of the Duke of Wellington, outside General Register House. 8/2/2011 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 097825 View of statue of the Duke of Wellington. 8/2/2011 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 097826 View of Napier Tomb, on N facade of St Giles Cathedral. 8/2/2011 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 097827 View of W portal of St Giles Cathedral. 8/2/2011 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 097828 View of doorway at SW corner of St Giles Cathedral. 8/2/2011 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 097829 View of choristers relief on S facade of St Giles Cathedral. 8/2/2011 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images SC 1232541 View of gate on Bonnington Road. 24/4/2002 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images SC 1232543 View of terracotta tile relief, on wall in small public garden in Campbell's Close. 24/3/2003 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images SC 1232717 View of sculpture of 'The Storyteller', in playground of Dumbryden Primary School. 26/6/2001 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images SC 1232714 View of 'Stepping Stones', in playground of Dumbryden Primary School. 27/6/2001 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images SC 1232715 View of one of the 'Stepping Stones', in playground of Dumbryden Primary School. 27/6/2001 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images SC 1232716 View of one of the 'Stepping Stones' (made by Robert Coia), in playground of Dumbryden Primary School. 27/6/2001 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images SC 1232718 Detailed view of sculpture of 'The Storyteller', in playground of Dumbryden Primary School. 26/6/2001 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 097830 Detailed view of choristers relief. 8/2/2011 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 097831 View of pelican relief above W doorway of Thistle Chapel. 8/2/2011 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 097832 View of carved coats of arms on exterior of Thistle Chapel. 8/2/2011 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 097833 View of carved coats of arms on exterior of Thistle Chapel. 8/2/2011 Item Level

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