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. 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. India We are working with the Indian Museum, Kolkata and the National Museum of Mankind, Bhopal to develop collections knowledge and associated skills of our respective collection holdings. This has resulted in staff exchange, joint research, small displays and generous support from the British Council. National Museums Scotland has specific interest in developing knowledge of our Naga collections and have benefitted recently from new insights offered by our visiting colleagues. Above: Professor Kishor K Basa, Director of the Indian Museum, Kolkata, visiting the National Museums Collection Centre. International loans National Museums Scotland is also committed to providing wider enjoyment of our collections across the globe through our international loans programme. 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.