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RCAHMS, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
http://www.rcahms.gov.uk

Address
J. Sinclair House, 16 Bernard Terrace
Edinburgh EH8 9NX
United Kingdom
fon: +44 | 131 | 662 14 56, fax: +44 | 131 | 662 14 77

Contact
Rebecca Bailey
Rebecca.Bailey@rcahms.gov.uk

Founded
1908

Staff
Number of staff: 115

Collection
Focus: Scottish-national, local, plus international aerial photgraphy
Consists of: architectural drawings, both individual drawings and complete archives; archaeological drawings; documents/correspondence; models; photographs, both historic and newly commissioned; slides; ephemera. Also includes the National Collection of Aerial Photography with many millions of military air reconnaissance photographs from 1940s - 1980s covering Europe and other parts of the world. The Historic Drawings Collection of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland is on deposit.
Strengths: Architectural drawings and watercolors; excavation records; photographs of Scottish architecture, vernacular buildings, industries, aerial photographs
Collection accessible online at
www.rcahms.gov.uk
National Collection of Aerial Photography accessible online at aerial.rcahms.gov.uk
Drawings can be reproduced
Institution has a conservation laboratory

Opening Hours
Monday-Friday 9:30-17:00
Appointment is advised but not required

Library
Holdings: 14,000 books and periodicals relating to scottish architecture and archaeology, gardens, designed landscapes, industrial archaelogy, topography, trade catalogues etc..

Exhibition
Institution organizes exhibitions.
No permanent exhibitions.
Exhibitions travel.

Publications
Catalogues, including A Guide to the Collections, 1941-1991. Highly illustrated titles on the architecture and archaeology of Scotland, see www.rcahms.gov.uk/rcahms-publications

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