National Museums Scotland
National Museums Scotland were one of our favourite data partners last year. This year they’re back for more, and they’ve given us some serious datasets for you to play with.
We’ve got two of their collections this year:
i) a modern glass collection gifted to NMS by Dan Klein
ii) the Jean Jenkins collection of sound archives highlighting her pioneering work in Africa, the Middle East and India gathering examples of native music in the 20th century
Images and audio files will be available on the day.
What is National Museums Scotland?
At National Museums Scotland, we care for collections of national and international importance.
Our wealth of treasures represent more than two centuries of collecting. Collections take in everything from Scottish and classical archaeology to decorative and applied arts; from world cultures and social history to science, technology and the natural world.
Our collection is displayed across five museum sites in Scotland: the National Museum of Scotland and National War Museum, in Edinburgh, the National Museum of Flight, in East Lothian, the National Museum of Costume in Dumfries and the National Museum of Rural Life in East Kilbride.
As well as our museums, our National Museums Collection Centre, based in Granton, Edinburgh, is home to millions of items not currently on display. It also houses state-of-the-art facilities for conservation, taxidermy and academic research.
What are NMS interested in?
We’re looking for new ways of sharing information about our collections with audiences and potential audiences. How can we give people more access to more of the items in our archive? How can our digital presence reflect & augment the experience of visiting one of our museums?