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The National Trust for Scotland cares for one of the country's greatest fine and decorative art collections. Across fifty houses, castles and other buildings, we are responsible for the research and display of hundreds of thousands of objects from great works of art to humble domestic items.

The primary objective of the Trust's curatorship is to present collections and works of art in the authentic historic settings for which they were commissioned or acquired. The experience of seeing collections in their original locations brings you closer to the people who lived and worked in our houses and castles. The curatorial department gives a voice to the people behind the great paintings and pot kettles and it is their stories which we seek to communicate through the historic interiors.

We're profiling items from our collections online, see #ObjectinFocus.