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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 sabrina@themediashop-scot.co.uk.

Contact us

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
The Typewriter Revolution
A new exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland will examine the social and technological impact of typewriters over more than 100 years, from early prototypes to stylish mid-century models, which are still in use today.
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News stories
Archibald Swinton Collection of 18th Century Paintings and Lacquer Work Saved for the Nation.
A truly exceptional collection of 18th century Mughal paintings and lacquer work has been acquired for the Nation and allocated to National Museums Scotland under the Acceptance in Lieu scheme.
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Materialising the Cold War
National Museums Scotland has been awarded a grant by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) with the University of Stirling to conduct a £1 million research project exploring how the Cold War features in museums in the UK and Europe.
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Galloway Hoard: Viking-age Treasure
One of the most important UK archaeological finds of the century, The Galloway Hoard, will go on display from Saturday 29 May at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.
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Scotland’s Fossil Collection Revealed
A major review of fossil collections held in Scotland’s museums has documented over a quarter of a million specimens.
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Galloway Hoard: Viking-age Treasure
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New Study Reveals Dinosaurs That Hunted in the Dark
A new study reveals how dinosaurs hunted in the dark.
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National Museums Scotland Appoints New Director of Collections
National Museums Scotland is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Sam Alberti as its new Director of Collections.
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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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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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Museum reopening

Our museums are now open and tickets are available to book. We can't wait to welcome you back.

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