Collecting COVID-19 at National Museums Scotland

Sarah Laurenson, Calum Robertson, Sophie Goggins


This opinion piece discusses National Museums Scotland’s first responses to collecting COVID-19. Drawing on perspectives from social history, biomedical science and military history, this short paper contextualizes COVID-related collecting within the contexts of the organization’s programme of contemporary collecting and the nation’s ongoing socio-political journey. 


Contemporary collecting; Scotland; social history; medical history; military history

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ISSN 1479-8360