We offer advice and support to museums in all of Scotland's 32 local authority areas, enhancing and developing collections subject expertise through training, targeted projects and partnerships.

Training and guidance for museums

We can provide expert advice on collections, their identification, care and management. We also offer collections and skills training to museums in Scotland.
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Paper fan depicting the Siege of Stirling, 1746, acquired by Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum

National Fund for Acquisitions

The National Fund for Acquisitions (NFA) helps museums, galleries, libraries and archives throughout Scotland to make acquisitions for their collections.
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Collections departments

Within our collections departments, our staff hold a wealth of knowledge and can provide expert advice on collections, their identification, care and management.
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Header image: Coloured glass panel, ‘Music’ designed by David Gauld, c1891, acquired by Glasgow Museums with assistance from the National Fund for Acquisitions.