Through a collaborative research and writing process, we have made small but important changes to the narrative of the galleries, especially regarding Scotland’s role in building and maintaining the British Empire and the devastating impact of this on colonised people around the world.
We invite you to join us on the journey of decolonising our museum.
Taking a closer look at the paisley pattern
A look at how the Paisley pattern was referenced in literature
How and why we are decolonising our museum
Scotland’s design history is underpinned by the exploitation of enslaved and colonised people around the world