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Find out more about current research projects at National Museums Scotland.

Women’s Identity, Textiles and Heritage: Coastal Style in Mozambique (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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Reclaiming Romance: Highland dress and the material culture of the Highland Revival, c.1750–c.1900

The aim of this two-year research project is to survey and re-interpret the Highland dress and tartan fashion holdings of National Museums Scotland, assessing them for further research and display potential.

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CRYOARKS: Establishing a UK-wide zoological biobank

This UK-wide collaboration aims to create the UK’s first comprehensive zoological Biobank for research and conservation. The BBSRC (BBR) funded initiative is a consortium of Museums, Zoos, Academic Institutions and Biobanks.

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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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From ‘Feed the Birds’ to ‘Do Not Feed the Animals’.

This collaborative project looks at the roots of animal feeding, to establish the benefits and risk to humans, animals, and the environment.

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Rocks and the Rise of Ordovician Life: Filling knowledge gaps in the Early Palaeozoic Biodiversification

This is a collaborative project that aims to better understand the dynamics of biodiversification during the Early Palaeozoic.

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