The Scottish Government acknowledged the museums as being Recognised Collections of National Siginificance in 2009. This covers all our collections, from pathology specimens, surgical and dental instruments, to oil paintings of the Fellows and the College furniture.
Recognition is a Scottish Government Scheme managed by Museums Galleries Scotland. It provides a strategic framework for recognition of and investment in collections of national significance to Scotland cared for by Scotland’s non-national museums. The scheme’s main purposes are to highlight these collections and to widen access for more people to enjoy them by providing funding for improvements.