International connections Our work has an impact across the world. Our international programme and partnerships aim to widen engagement and knowledge of the nation's collection for everyone. Going Global! Symposium on International Working National Museums Scotland has recently developed a new strategy assessing all aspects of its international work, past and potential. This symposium, held at National Museum of Scotland on Wednesday 12 March 2014, is an opportunity to share a range of organisations’ thinking to date and explore possibilities for the future. Find out more and book your place here. Malawi National Museums Scotland and National Museums of Malawi are strategic partners with the aspiration to develop professional exchange between the institutions and maximise the opportunities that can come from their collaboration during the Bicentenary of Dr David Livingstone (2013). Find out more about the project here. Above: Curator Dr Sarah Worden with staff from Malawi's Chichiri Museum. International loans Offering objects on loan for exhibition overseas is an important way in which we can connect directly with audiences who might never visit our museums. We have lent a variety of objects from all areas of our collections as far afield as Australia, Japan, New Zealand, China, Hungary and the remote Northern Territories of Canada. You can find out more about our international loans here.