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Amazing Amber (National Museum Of Scotland)

By | Published on Tuesday 13 August 2013

An exhibition only about amber! It may sound like a thin idea, but amber is a substance with fascinating qualities, not least its ability to trap and preserve organisms. On display are many tiny fragments of amber with insects trapped inside, as if once cryogenically frozen simply for us to see today. The format of this exhibition makes the information accessible and it is interesting to see how much amber varies depending on the surrounding environment, and to learn how it has been used in various ways. If you don’t find amber amazing by the end, well, it will still have been worth going to have a look around the rest of the National Museum Of Scotland.

National Museum Of Scotland, Mon-Sun, 10.00am-5.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Michael Black]