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Chitrali Shu

The mountainous region of Chitral in northern Pakistan is home to a pure woollen fabric called 'shu' or 'patti'. This project will document this living tradition through film and interviews.

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Entangled Knowledges

Entangled Knowledges aims to highlight Menang Nyungar knowledge embedded in a historical fish collection held at National Museums Scotland and return this knowledge to the Menang community in Western Australia.

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Reveal and Connect

Our collaborative project will publish a national review of African and Caribbean collections held in museums across Scotland, and establish a network of interests to encourage engagement with these collections.

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Buying Power: British Archaeology and the Antiquities Market in Egypt and Sudan 1880 - 1939

This research project will investigate how archaeologists involved in British-led excavations in Egypt and Sudan engaged with the antiquities market between 1880 - 1939.

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People and Plants

People and Plants will investigate the interplay between natural history and ethnography collections in museums, emphasising their value as material archives of indigenous ecological knowledge.

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National Museums Scotland has been awarded a grant by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) with the National Maritime Museum, London, to enable organisations around the UK to work with community groups to explore experiences of empire, migration, and life in Britain through their collections.

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Egypt's Dispersed Heritage

Explore the legacies of the British archaeology in Egypt and the dialogue being created around these collections.

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WITH Coastal Style

Women’s Identity, Textiles and Heritage: Coastal Style in Mozambique (WITH Coastal Style) is a one-year project (June 2019 – June 2020), researching and promoting women’s identities and concerns linked to marine heritage in Katembe District, Maputo, Mozambique.

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Revealing the Layers: the Umbrian Madonna and Child

This interdisciplinary project explored the history of a 14th century sculpture attributed to an Umbrian artist known as “Maestro della Santa Caterina Gualino”.

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