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Global Arts, Cultures and Design department

Our Global Arts, Cultures and Design collections include internationally important material from across the world.

Welcome to the Global Arts, Cultures and Design department. We research and maintain the art, design and cultural collections from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania.

Our collections

Global Arts, Cultures and Design covers a wide range of objects from around the world, dating from the ancient to the present day. The department is organised into four sections:

Our collections are open to researchers for examination. Please contact our staff to enquire.

If you are unsure of who to contact, please contact our Department Administrators Iona Diver and Clare Hyatt at GACD.enquiries@nms.ac.uk (0131 247 4230 or 0131 247 4019).

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Dr John Giblin

Keeper of Global Arts, Cultures and Design

Dr John Giblin is Keeper for the Department of Global Arts, Cultures and Design. He is responsible for the department, its staff, collections and projects. His research interests lie in Archaeology, Anthropology, Art, Critical Heritage Studies, Empire and Participatory Practice.
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