Monthly Archives: November 2015

Forth and Fish

Today I ran a session for Knots & Crosses Youth Club (KCYC), a group run by SCORE Scotland. We explored the history and geography of the Firth of Forth by looking at old maps, objects and artworks. One brave volunteer even dressed as a … Continue reading

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The Artist and the Sea

Today the Museums Alive volunteers are going to be at the City Art Centre. Over the next few weeks we are hoping to offer the opportunity for some of the residents of care homes we have visited to come to … Continue reading

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Snowflakes, Sledging and Snotty noses…

Originally posted on Scottish Museums Federation Blog:
Lyn Wall, Edinburgh Museums and Galleries,  writes about exhibition inspiration and discusses how the newest exhibition at the Museum of Childhood, Edinburgh was created, with the focus being not just around the history of the…

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Maps and memories

Over the last week I have been running activities all over Edinburgh. Yesterday I went out with the Museums Alive volunteers for the last session of a three week block at Marionville Court Care Home. We ran a reminiscence session … Continue reading

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Have you ever wondered what happens to our collections when they are not on display?

We sometimes loan collections to other museums and galleries. This oil painting ‘Les Joueurs’ by Mary Cameron is one of three currently on loan from the City Art Centre to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art for their new exhibition … Continue reading

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Museums Association Conference

I have just got back to the office after being away at the Museums Association Conference in Birmingham last week. It was a really interesting couple of days. It is always good to hear about new ideas, meet up with … Continue reading

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Previously unseen images of Earl Haig in Capital Collections exhibition

My colleagues have developed this interesting exhibition on Capital Collections which gives an insight into the life of Earl Haig. Earl Haig commanded the British forces on the Western Front in World War 1.  This exhibition shows some previously unseen … Continue reading

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