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Dr Ralph Moffat

Curator of European Arms and Armour

Ralph Moffat joined Glasgow Museums in 2008 as Curator of European Arms & Armour and is responsible for the care, study, and dissemination of knowledge of Glasgow Museums' internationally-renowned collection of arms and armour as well as the many combat and weapons-related books and manuscripts in the R. L. Scott Library.

Ralph graduated from the University of Edinburgh with degrees in Scottish history and Medieval Scottish studies. The subject of his Masters’ dissertation was armour in late-medieval Scotland. He worked at the National Archives digitising Scottish wills and testaments as well as transcribing those of notable Scots before embarking on a collaborative doctoral studentship at the Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds and the Royal Armouries. This project involved transcribing and translating a fifteenth-century English manuscript (in French) on jousting and tournaments whilst receiving curatorial training from the senior curator of armour.

Contact Dr Ralph Moffat: [email protected]