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National Museums Scotland completes a range of projects each year. Here are some of the key activities which have taken place in recent years.

Ancient Egypt and East Asia National Programme

The Ancient Egypt and East Asia National Programme was a two year project working with partner museums across Scotland to discover and reveal new and interesting stories about their ancient Egyptian, Chinese, Japanese and Korean collections. Find out more here

Powering Up Schools Science Outreach

Powering Up was a schools and communities science outreach project funded by the ScottishPower Foundation.Between 2017 and 2020 we worked with primary schools, families and communities in Midlothian, South Lanarkshire, Perth & Kinross, North Ayrshire and West Dunbartonshire to take science engagement to them.

First World War centenary

Our First World War Centenary programme of exhibitions and events shares the Scottish memory of these world-changing events with national and international visitors.

Scotland Creates

Scotland Creates: A Sense of Place was a two-year project working with four partner museums across Scotland to give young people the opportunity to work alongside curators and other creative partners.

Pacific Collections in Scottish Museums

Explore Pacific collections through this partnership project focusing on objects from across the region housed in Scottish museums.
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