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The core partner museums were National Museums Scotland, Aberdeen University Museums, Glasgow Museums, and Perth Museum & Art Gallery. The team studied Pacific collections in all four museums, documenting stories that emerged both within and across the collections.
Previous reviews revealed significant material from the Pacific in Scottish museums and gave details of the quantity and location of collections. You can see the results of these here:
UNESCO survey of Oceania collections in UK and Ireland (1979)
A Wider World: Collections of foreign ethnography in Scotland (1994)
This project wanted to take that information further, drawing out stories of quantity, quality, significance and uniqueness. It also aimed to develop and implement a new method for collections knowledge transfer between a new curator, current collections staff and subject experts.
The outcomes from the project can be found on this website. You can navigate Pacific Collections in Scotland to find out about material held by the project partners as well as several other Scottish museums. You can also explore the Introduction to Pacific Collections. These resources are aimed at anyone interested in developing their knowledge of working with Pacific collections.
Throughout the project we shared some of the stories that emerged on our Pacific Collections Review blog
A closer look at University of Aberdeen museums Pacific material.
Find out more about artefacts at Glasgow Museums from the Pacific.
Collections in Angus, Clackmannanshire, Dundee City, Falkirk, Explore the Pacific collection at National Museums Scotland in more detail.
Investigate the Pacific material in Perth.
Search the partner museum collections by Pacific region.
Some of the other Scottish museums home to Pacific collections.