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George Buchanan's Skull
George Buchanan's Skull



Talbot Rice Gallery
The Hope Scott Collection, Old Master paintings and bronzes, important works by Scottish artists on display in the Red Gallery. Changing programme of contemporary exhibitions by Scottish and international artists in The White Gallery.

Special Collections, Edinburgh University Library

The Division provides access to, and administers, acquires, maintains and preserves, the University's rich and varied collections of archives, manuscripts, theses, maps, and early printed books.

Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (EUCHMI)
Scotland's leading general museum of musical instruments, with over 1000 items on display including stringed, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments from Britain, Europe and distant lands.

The Russell Collection of Early Keyboard Instruments
One of the most important collections of its kind, consisting of over 50 instruments dating from the end of the 16th century through to the beginning of the 19th century, including the harpsichord, spinet, virginal, clavichord, organ and fortepiano.

The Natural History Collection
Zoological specimens representing the entire invertebrate phyla and vertebrate classes collected for teaching and research over the last 100 years, displayed within a taxonomic framework to illustrate the diversity of the Animal Kingdom.

Celtic & Scottish Studies
Sound Archive including tapes from the Place-names Survey, Gaelic and Scots Linguistic Surveys, recordings from oral history groups throughout Scotland, plus other collections. The Photographic Archive, rich in rurally based material, dates mainly from the 1930's to the present day.

Charting the Nation
Enabling users to explore a wide variety of fine and rare early maps of Scotland as well as printed texts relating to the geography and mapping of Scotland from 1550 to 1740 and beyond.

The Percy Johnson-Marshall Collection
Making The Percy Johnson-Marshall Collection of archives relating to Urban Design, Regional Planning, Town and Country Planning, Post-War Planning and Reconstruction, New Towns, Architecture and Urban History, accessible for scholarship for the first time.

Lothian Health Services Archive
A repository for institutional administrative and clinical records, private papers, photographs and objects relating to the past and present of Lothian health.

National Museums of Scotland
Comprising the Royal Museum, Museum of Scotland, National War Museum of Scotland, Museum of Flight, Shambellie House Museum of Costume, Museum of Scottish Country Life and Granton Centre.


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