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Research and knowledge exchange projects

Our curatorial departments conduct research programmes across the broad range of collections disciplines.

Research in our collections directorate fits broadly under three major themes – Scotland's Material Heritage, Identities and Cultural Contacts, and Sustainability.

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Materialising the Cold War

Three decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall, our collaborative project explores how the Cold War is represented in museums.

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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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Unwrapping the Galloway Hoard

This 3-year project aims to challenge current understanding of the process of hoarding through an interdisciplinary study of one of the best-preserved hoards found in Britain to date.

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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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Research themes

Research in our collections directorate fits broadly under the following three major themes:

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