National Museums Scotland works with museums across Scotland to share collections, knowledge and skills and provide support, advice and training to the wider sector.

In response to the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on museums across the country we will be regularly adding to and updating the advice and support we offer to our colleagues in other Scottish museums.  

We will also be working with support agencies across the country to target our input, to respond to the developing needs of our sector and to plan for the future together.

We will post regular updates on our website and on Twitter (@NMSPartnerships).

COVID-19 Advice for Museums

We can currently offer the following situation-specific advice: 

  • Collections Care: advice and guidance on monitoring collections during COVID-19 outbreak and in response to restrictions in place
  • Loans: advice and guidance on rearranging loans and temporary exhibitions.

Initially, requests for advice in these areas should be made by contacting:

Email: / Telephone: 0131 247 4024

National Programme: General Advice

  • National Fund for Acquisitions: funding for acquisitions and related advice. 

Email: / Telephone: 0131 247 4106

Guidance materials and Resources

UK Heads of Conservation Group have shared this guidance on the conservation and care of collections during the shutdown resulting from COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

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