Research Approach

Research conversations

This website is researched and edited by Dr. Kirstie Skinner with support from staff and masters students at the University of Edinburgh specializing in this field.

Much of the content for the website is derived from conversations with curators and collectors across Scotland and further afield, presented alongside a constructive analysis of collections, recent collecting policies, strategies, and publications. 

Working with University of Edinburgh

Working with students to create and update the content enables them to participate in many of these conversations, digest information as it is being gathered, and in some cases bring in new material, and write their own reports to sit alongside professional contributions.

We are grateful to the web team at the University of Edinburgh, in particular, David Oulton and Aldona Gosnell for their dedication in building and maintaining the site.


Artwork images have been sourced from artists, their representatives and/or collections owners.  The editor and publisher gratefully acknowledge the permission granted to reproduce the copyright material on this site.

Every effort has been made to trace copyright holders and to obtain their permission for the use of this copyright material. We apologize for any errors or omissions on the site and would be grateful to be notified of any corrections that need to made.