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Part of the NLHF funded Phase 4 of the National Museum of Scotland Masterplan, these two new adjoining galleries, housed in the Grade 1 listed building, form a permanent home for the Museum’s world-class collections relating to ancient Egyptian and East Asia cultures.

Both galleries are populated by characters; some named, others unknown people who have left their legacy through the objects and costumes they once owned.  In the Egypt Gallery, the visitor finds him/herself experiencing the space as would an archaeologist first exploring a tomb complex, whereas the East Asia gallery is more informal, based around a central space of shared-culture themes with a spread-out cluster of sculptures and objects on plinths.