September 11, 2005
Scotland’s National Museum is opening its archives to allow the public a greater level of access to them than ever before. This is a very positive move, which puts this institution many steps ahead of the British Museum. If a museum is publicly funded (as most in Britain are) then surely all of their collection should be visible to the public?
Scotland on Sunday
Museum to open Aladdin’s cave of treasures to the public in £4.6m project
THE National Museum of Scotland is preparing to permanently throw open its doors to let the public discover its unseen collection.
Regarded by historians and scholars as one of the finest in the world, the collection is presently housed in a series of warehouses on the outskirts of Edinburgh. It contains more than three million objects and specimens from across the globe which, because of a lack of space, cannot be displayed in the museum.
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