Explore past research projects at National Museums Scotland.
Turkey red pattern

Colouring the Nation

Discover the beauty of our Scottish Turkey red collection through this collaborative project between National Museums Scotland and the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh.

Tibetan collection

Explore how collectors used Tibetan objects to construct both Tibet in the western imagination and to further their personal, organisational (missionary or military) and imperial desires and expectations.

Wha' bears a blade for Scotland?

Since 2012 National Museums Scotland and the Centre for Diaspora Studies at the University of Edinburgh have been engaged in a research workshop entitled Wha' bears a blade for Scotland?: the construction of Scottish diasporic military identities, c.1880- present day.

Pacific Collections in Scottish Museums

Explore Pacific collections through this partnership project focusing on objects from across the region housed in Scottish museums. Here you can find out more about the project, access research resources and navigate around the different areas of the Pacific.

Material Encounters

Reassessing military collecting in North America and Tibet

Hidden in Plain Sight

Non-European collections in military culture
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