As part of the Ancient Egypt and East Asia National Programme we undertook a national review of ancient Egyptian collections in Scotland, supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund, delivered by the Museums Association. The review highlights some of the objects and stories from these collections. It is the largest and most detailed review of Egyptian collections in Scotland, tracking around 14,000 objects from 25 organisations, spread across 50 sites.
Collections in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray.
Collections in Argyll and Bute, Eilean Siar, Highland, Orkney and Shetland.
Collections in Angus, Clackmannanshire, Dundee City, Falkirk, Fife, Perth and Kinross and Stirling.
Collections in Edinburgh, including National collections.
Collections in the west of Scotland from Inverclyde to East Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire to East Dunbartonshire.
Collections in Dumfries and Galloway and Scottish Borders.
An incredible array of Egyptian objects can be found in museums across Scotland, from tiny amulets to massive stone monuments. National Museums Scotland and museums across the country are studying these artefacts together to improve our understanding of ancient Egyptian culture and Scotland’s contribution to Egyptology.Read more