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Collections Research: Empire, Slavery & Scotland's Museums


These resources have been compiled to support research on the connections in museum collections to chattel slavery, empire, and colonialism. It is a non-definitive list of resources and will be updated. 

Chattel slavery and the slave trade

Read the process and research used in the National Gallery and Legacies of British Slave-ownership research project, which has started to find out about what links to slave-ownership can be traced within the Gallery, and to what extent the profits from plantation slavery impacted their early history. 

Chattel slavery and Scotland

Empire and colonialism 

Empire, colonialism and Scotland