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National Museums Scotland opens Melvin Moti exhibition

National Museums Scotland presents an exhibition of work by Melvin Moti, on view Fri 20 July – Sun 21 October 2012.

Dutch artist Melvin Moti was invited by National Museums Scotland to create a new artwork and exhibition in response to the museum’s collections. Working behind the scenes, Moti was immediately drawn to the mineralogy department and the collection of fluorescent minerals.

He has created as new film Eigenlicht, meaning ‘intrinsic light’, that captures the spectrum of vibrant colours the minerals emit under UV light.

The film will be shown alongside a selection of specimens and artefacts chosen from across the collection by Moti, ranging from fluorescing fossils and scorpions to uranium scent bottles.

This exhibition is part of a wider strategy by National Museums Scotland to support contemporary art over a broad range of art forms, including visual arts, dance, performance, drama, literature, music, film and digital media.

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