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Recognition Scheme

Scotland’s Recognition Scheme celebrates, promotes and invests in nationally significant collections beyond those held in our national museums and galleries.

The Recognised Collections

Learn about Scotland’s 51 Recognised Collections of National Significance, designated and supported by the Museums Galleries Scotland Recognition Scheme.

A collection of large 19th centuries paintings displayed on a red wall at the McManus Gallery. In the foreground is a sign promoting the artworks as a Recognised Collection.

The Recognition Committee

The Recognition Committee are experienced individuals from the museum sector who evaluate new applications to the Scheme. They meet twice a year to manage the Scheme and consider any new applications.