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The review report of East Asian Collections in Scottish Museums (2020) compiled by the National Museum of Scotland is an essential reference for exploring collections of Chinese art and archaeology scattered in museums across Scotland. It foregrounds basic acquisition information such as important artefacts, types and numbers of objects, and key collectors and donors. It also identifies connections between collections with East Asian objects, showing links between Scotland and East Asia.

To get started with your search for object records of Chinese art and artefacts in Scotland, let us begin with an overview of Chinese collections in the areas of Tayside, Central and Fife. More Chinese collections in other Scottish regions will be updated on this page at a later stage.