National Museum of Scotland Gets $7.6 M. Gift

The National Museum of Scotland has received a $7.6 million gift from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The donation will go toward the creation of eight new galleries, which will house the science and technology collections, as well as European art and design.

The news comes from ArtDaily, who spoke with Colin McLean, head of the Heritage Lottery Fund in Scotland:

“The transformation of the National Museum of Scotland has been a runaway success, surpassing all expectations. It has rekindled peoples’ interest in our history and heritage with millions enjoying the fascinating artefacts on display. HLF is delighted to give its initial support to a project which will build on this triumph bringing many more of Scotland’s treasures out of storage and on public display for the first time.”
More details here.