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Coronation ampulla of Charles I

This curious object, one of the earliest surviving pieces of Scottish-made gold, was used at the Scottish coronation of Charles I, held some eight years after his coronation in London.

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Annual Review 2015

Our Annual Review celebrates our achievements and sets out ambitions for the coming year.

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Trainspotting script signed by Ewan McGregor

This signed script for the influential Edinburgh-set film Trainspotting was donated to the Museum by actor Ewan McGregor.

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Dr Qin Cao

Dr Qin Cao is Curator of the Chinese collections, including those of the Himalayan and Mongolian regions, and the Korean peninsula..

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Major Art Fund donation to Galloway Hoard campaign as public appeal is launched

The campaign to raise the £1.98 million required to save the Galloway Hoard for the nation has received a significant boost thanks to a funding contribution of £400,000 from Art Fund. The generous donation takes the campaign to secure the hoard - the richest collection of rare and unique Viking-age objects ever found in Britain or Ireland - to the half-way point.

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Dr Tacye Philipson

Dr Tacye Phillipson is Senior Curator of Science.

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Research reveals secret of who owned the Galloway Hoard

First research into the Galloway Hoard has uncovered the name of one of the famous treasure’s original owners.

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Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites

This exhibition explored the real story of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, better known as Bonnie Prince Charlie, and the rise and fall of the Jacobites.

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East Asia in North East Scotland

Collections in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray.

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Turkey red pattern
North America

Much of the cotton used by the Scottish Turkey red manufacturers in the early years of the industry came from North America. This cotton was dyed and printed in Scotland and much of it was sent back to America in the form of bandannas, scarves and even flags.

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