More photographs of Museums Alive at the Marsh Trust awards at the British Museum

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It was very exciting to be able to go to London with some of the Museums Alive volunteers to receive a Marsh Trust award for Volunteers for Museum Learning.

When I set up the project, jointly with Health and Social Care’s Volunteer Development Team and Older Peoples’ Services in 2011, it was designed to enable older people in care homes, day centres and supported housing in Edinburgh to participate in reminiscence and object handling sessions. The project has been ongoing since then and each week the volunteers visit venues across the city to share museum collections.

This year (up until 1 Nov) the volunteers have given 266.5 hours of their time and they have led 27 sessions averaging 9 participants per session.

So thank you to all the volunteers for all their hard work and thank you to Health and Social Care for working with us!

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Images courtesy of the British Museum and fyfephoto.com

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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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