Loans and partnerships with funders and other cultural organisations ensure our collections reach as many people as possible.

Scotland's Early Silver

This touring exhibition explores the impact of silver during the first millennium AD.
Silk embroidered postcard sent by Private William Dick to his wife in November 1915.

Touring and lending

Sharing the national collections through loans can expand the potential of a display project and help raise its profile. Touring exhibitions are a great way to share collections across the country and develop partnerships between venues.

National projects

We are always working with other Scottish museums on partnership projects that can raise the profile of long-term preservation and engagement with collections nationally.


National Museums Scotland works with numerous partners throughout Scotland and the wider world.

Ancient Egypt and East Asia National Programme

We're working with museum partners across Scotland until March 2020 to discover and reveal new and interesting stories about their ancient Egyptian and East Asian collections.
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