Citizen Curator

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On Tuesday and Thursday this week I was back at Leith Library running sessions for the Citizen Curator project.

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Citizen Curator is an outreach project exploring the heritage of Leith through the art collections at the City Art Centre and the history collections in the museums. It has been developed to engage the people of Leith, in particular young people with their heritage.

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So far I have been working with different community groups in Leith. The groups have been exploring our collections and creating their own pieces in response. These will be displayed in an exhibition alongside the original artworks, at the City Art Centre in October.

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On Tuesday we looked at some paintings and old photographs of sports that used to (and still do) take place in the area. Then the participants made sports inspired puppets and team T-shirts.

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On Thursday we looked at places and people in Leith. We made images of our favourite places, made images of sports people from the area and created a huge map of Leith.

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You can see some of the photos of all the Leith Library sessions on our Flickr page.

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About edinburghmuseumsoutreach

I'm the Outreach & Access Manager at Edinburgh Museums & Galleries (the museums service of the City of Edinburgh Council). I take the museums out to community groups and schools. I really enjoy meeting lots of people of different ages and backgrounds and helping them connect with our collections. I love showing people some of the amazing objects that we hold and I like helping them to remember the past or to create something amazing.
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