Press office

Our press office handles UK and international media requests for the four national museums and our collection centre.

The National Museums Scotland press office handles UK and international media requests for the four national museums and our collection centre. The press office team drives news and feature articles in addition to providing a timely and efficient reactive media enquiry service.

For all media enquiries, press images and filming requests our team inbox is media@nms.ac.uk or contact one of our team directly using the details below. Please note that all advertising sales emails should be directed to petya@themediashop-scot.co.uk

Contact us

Susan Gray
Communications Manager

E: s.gray@nms.ac.uk T: 0131 247 4088

Bruce Blacklaw
Communications Officer

E: b.blacklaw@nms.ac.uk T: 0131 247 4165

Alice Wyllie
Communications Officer

E: a.wyllie@nms.ac.uk T: 0131 247 4288

Latest news
Contemporary Silver Commission to go on Display at the National Museum of Scotland
The first of two new artworks created by recipients of the P&O Makower Trust Silver Commission for National Museums Scotland will be going on display this Spring after the National Museum of Scotland has reopened.
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News stories
National Museums Scotland Reopens 26 April 2021
National Museums Scotland is set to reopen its four museums from 26 April.
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16th Century Seal Matrix Saved for the Nation
An important 16th century seal matrix has been acquired by National Museums Scotland. The object belonged to James Stewart, half-brother of Mary Queen of Scots and dates to the 1540s.
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New Trustee Board Members Appointed to National Museums Scotland
The Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Fair Work and Culture, Fiona Hyslop today announced the appointment of Motaram Mimi Brophy, Graeme Gibson and Professor Ian Wall to the Board of Trustees of National Museums Scotland. The appointments will be for four years and will begin on 1 April 2021.
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Conservation of Cross from Galloway Hoard Reveals “Supreme” Example of Anglo-Saxon Metalwork
New images reveal the stunning detail of an Anglo-Saxon cross buried for over a thousand years as part of the Galloway Hoard, one of the UK’s most important archaeological finds of recent times
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National Museums Scotland announces 2021 Exhibition Programme
One of the archaeological finds of the century, spectacular wildlife and the revolutionary impact of the typewriter are among the highlights.
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Welcome Back to the National Museum of Scotland
After an unprecedented five months’ closure, the National Museum of Scotland will reopen its doors, welcoming visitors back from Wednesday 19 August.
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Welcome Back to National Museums Scotland
After an unprecedented five months’ closure, National Museums Scotland will soon be reopening its doors and welcoming visitors back to its four museums.
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New Chair Appointed to National Museums Scotland
Ian Russell has been announced as the next Chair of the Board of Trustees of National Museums Scotland.
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Our plans for the National Museum of Flight
National Museums Scotland has plans to build a new hangar at East Fortune.
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New Director for National Museums Scotland
Professor Christopher Breward has been appointed as Director of National Museums Scotland, succeeding Dr Gordon Rintoul who will step down in March 2020. He will take up the post in April 2020.
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National Museums Scotland Launches a Fashionable 2020 Programme
National Museums Scotland’s 2020 exhibition programme includes fearsome predators, iconic fashions and archaeological mysteries in highlight exhibitions Tyrannosaurs, Little Black Dress and The Galloway Hoard.
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Tyrannosaurs coming to Edinburgh
Tyrannosaurs will explore the most feared and revered of all dinosaurs, bringing the latest palaeontological discoveries to life and challenging preconceptions about these ferocious predators.
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