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The Global Contemporary Research Group works in partnership with external organisations, including Collective, Talbot Rice Gallery, Outset Scotland and University’s Centre for Research Collections.

Centre for Research Collections 

The Centre for Research Collections (CRC) is the main space for anyone using the University’s cultural and heritage collections.

The CRC is the only place in the UK where researchers can access material from across collection types, from medieval manuscripts to contemporary art.

This unique combination of collections make the CRC an invaluable resource for teaching within the University, and attracts researchers from around the world.

The Centre for Research Collections

Talbot Rice Gallery

Talbot Rice Gallery is the public art Gallery for the University of Edinburgh.

Talbot Rice Gallery


Collective is a contemporary visual arts organisation that brings people together around the production and presentation of new work.

Established in 1984, Collective has been fundamental to the cultural vitality of Scotland by supporting new work by artists who are at a pivotal stage in their development.

Their programme of exhibitions, walks, events and off-site projects presents contemporary art in all its diversity.

They create opportunities for participation, mutual learning and dialogue by opening out processes of art production, connecting with other fields and encouraging new developments.

Collective (external link)

The Fruitmarket Gallery

The Fruitmarket Gallery programmes exhibitions with the best Scottish and International artists and enriches these with a wide variety of cultural and educational events. They are committed to making contemporary art accessible without under-estimating audiences or compromising art or the ideas it enacts. They create a welcoming space for people to think with art in ways that are meaningful to them – for free.

The Fruitmarket Gallery (external link)

Outset Scotland

Outset Contemporary Art Fund is a philanthropic organisation dedicated to supporting new art by bringing private funding from its patrons, partners and trustees to public museums and art projects.

Outset Scotland’s community of supporters provide the funds to respond to what artists and curators really need – championing artistic ambition, enriching public collections, and expanding audiences across Scotland and beyond.

Outset Scotland (external link)