CASE STUDY

Revealing the Hidden Collections

Revealing the Hidden Collections, an initiative by University Museums in Scotland, brings more than 1.8 million objects held by university museums across Scotland into the light of the twenty-first century. The entire collections of the universities of Dundee, St Andrews, Stirling, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Heriot-Watt, Robert Gordon, and the Glasgow School of Art are available, in the form of collections-level descriptions, object records and photographs, through a single search on the UMIS website, with data also available to users of the Collections’ Trust Culture Grid and Europeana, marking a substantial step forward in improving the accessibility of the objects within these institutions.