From samurai armour to celadon, jade to jeboks, over 25,000 objects from across China, Japan and Korea have been collected by museums across Scotland.

As part of the Ancient Egypt and East Asia National Programme we are undertaking a national review of East Asian collections in Scotland, supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund, delivered by the Museums Association. The review will  highlight some of the objects and stories of these collections.

This page is a work in progress and we will continue to add descriptions and images as they become available.

East Asian collections by region

East Asia in North East Scotland

Collections in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray.
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East Asia in the Highlands and Islands

Collections in Argyll and Bute, Eilean Siar, Highland, Orkney and Shetland.
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East Asia in Tayside, Central and Fife

Collections in Angus, Clackmannanshire, Dundee City, Falkirk, Perth and Kinross and Stirling
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East Asia in Edinburgh and Lothians

Collections in City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian, West Lothian and National organisations.
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East Asia in Glasgow and Strathclyde

Collections in the west of Scotland from Inverclyde to East Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire to East Dunbartonshire.
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East Asia in Scotland South

Collections in Dumfries and Galloway and Scottish Borders
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