Scottish museums 'lack vital expertise'
History professors Tom Devine, Christopher Smout and Michael Lynch, and archaeologist Dr Anna Ritchie - all former trustees of the National Museums of Scotland - say they fear standards will slip without expert advice at a crucial time.
They have now written to the new Scottish Government to make their concerns clear about the make-up of the current museum leadership.
They claim the NMS board, chaired by banker Sir Angus Grossart, now has more financial, managerial and legal clout than academic expertise.
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