Video: Tapestry installation at National Museum of Scotland

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A 16th century tapestry has been installed ahead of the opening of new visitor galleries at the National Museum of Scotland.

The hanging of the Triumph of Prudence tapestry was caught in a timelapse video by Phil Wilkinson ahead of the opening of ten new galleries on 8th July.

As part of the latest phase of an £80 million plan to transform the museum, the gallery openings will coincide with the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Victorian wing of the museum.

The new galleries will focus on applied art, design, fashion, science and technology.

The tapestry itself belongs to a Flemish set known as The Triumph of the Seven Virtues. Several copies of the popular set were made and hung in Europe’s noble households.

Four metres by five metres in size, this particular tapesty was woven from silk, wool and linen in Brussels during the early 16th century.

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