The entire collection of the Perth and Kinross Council Museums and Art Galleries has been recognised. © Perth and Kinross Council
Seven more collections from museums and galleries across Scotland have been identified as being of national significance under the Scottish Museum Council's Recognition Scheme.
The latest additions range from a farming museum to the entire collection of the University of Aberdeen, and bring the number of nationally recognised museums up to 17.
“To achieve Recognition status, the applicants had to demonstrate the uniqueness, authenticity, comprehensiveness, and national value of their collection,” said Douglas Connell, Chair of the Recognition Committee overseeing the Recognition of collections of national significance.
“The range of collections being awarded highlights the wonderful diversity of Scotland’s collections.”
Poppies, 1891, George Henry (1858-1943). Part of the City of Edinburgh Scottish Art Collection. © City of Edinburgh Scottish Art Collection
Funded by the Scottish Government and managed by the Scottish Museums Council, the Recognition Scheme was launched in 2006 and aims to make sure important collections are identified, cared for, protected and promoted to a wider audience.
Recognised venues have the opportunity to big for special funding to undertake accessibility improvements and to improve how their collections are cared for.
The new Recognised collections are:
- Aberdeen Council’s Aberdeenshire Farming Museums Collection