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University museums protected by SFC

University museums protected by SFC

1 Nov 2016

SFC’s support of university museums and galleries is on track to deliver benefits to the wider community, a panel of experts has found.

The SFC Museums, Galleries and Collections grant, which was increased to £6 million and from five to nine universities in May 2013, supports Scottish universities to care for and manage nationally accredited collections.

Valuable and culturally important collections including the Hunterian Museum and Charles Rennie Macintosh Collection in Glasgow, Kings Museum in Aberdeen and Textile Collection at Heriot-Watt in Edinburgh are amongst the collections sharing funding.

A mid term review of the grant was carried out by an expert panel from national museums groups. The panel found that the grant was effective in providing a service to the wider research community, offering high quality learning and teaching experiences, and giving everyone the opportunity to benefit from these collections.

The collections supported by this grant are:

  • Aberdeen – Kings (formerly Marischal) Museum and Zoology Museum.
  • Dundee – Lamb Gallery, D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum, Tower Foyer Gallery and Tayside Medical History Museum.
  • Edinburgh – Collection of Historic Musical Instruments. 
  • Glasgow – The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery.
  • Glasgow School of Art – Charles Rennie Macintosh Collection.
  • Heriot-Watt – University Textile Collection, University Museum.
  • Robert Gordon University – Art and Heritage Collections.
  • St Andrews – Museum of the University of St Andrews, Gateway Galleries and Bell Pettigrew Museum.
  • Stirling – University Art Collection.