Our Collections

Fife Museums Collections, Wemyss Cat

Did you know ON at Fife’s Museums and Galleries has responsibility for well over 110,000 items, including 1000 works of art?

These collections form a major part of the social and cultural heritage of Fife and includes irreplaceable material of local, national and international significance.

We show collections in exhibitions at our venues and lend items to other museums in the UK and abroad. Once an item has officially entered the collection we hold it in trust for future generations. With more than 110,000 items in the collections not everything can be on display at once. This means that we also need special storage facilities. Collections need to be kept secure and free from damage, in stable environmentally controlled conditions.

We have a small team of staff who look after our collections, but don’t have conservation staff. If repairs are needed, we send items to external conservation specialists.

If you have an item requiring conservation we can give you advice on where to get help by contacting the Collections and Exhibitons Team - email museums.enquiries@onfife.com  or call 01592 583204.

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