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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
Anatomy: A Matter of Death and Life
A major new exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland will look at the history of anatomical study, from artistic explorations by Leonardo da Vinci to the Burke and Hare murders.
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£250,000 project for community groups to research collections in galleries, libraries, archives and museums across the UK 
National Museums Scotland has been awarded a grant by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) with the National Maritime Museum, London to enable organisations around the UK to work with community groups to explore experiences of empire, migration, and life in Britain through their collections.
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Climate emergency in focus in new displays at the National Museum of Scotland
Two new displays opening on Friday 24 September at the National Museum of Scotland explore the impact of climate change and the technological response in Scotland to the climate emergency.
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Audubon’s Birds of America
A new exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland will examine the artistry and legacy of one of the world’s rarest, most coveted and biggest books.
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National Museums Scotland acquires one of the UK’s first autonomous vehicles
National Museums Scotland has acquired a prototype LUTZ Pathfinder, one of three vehicles used for the first test of fully self-driving cars in public in the UK. Going on display in the National Museum of Scotland from today, it is the first autonomous vehicle to enter a UK museum collection.
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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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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
One of the most important UK archaeological finds of the century, The Galloway Hoard, will go on display from May at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.
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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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