March update

Last week I attended the final Transformers event in Manchester. It was great to hear about all the amazing projects run by fellow Transformers and listen to some really inspiring examples of best practice. I particularly loved this quote from Incredible Edible.

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I think everyone was particularly excited by Sheringham Museum using Raspberry Pi technology to develop their own interactives, as well as enjoying the opportunity to take polar bear selfies.

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For my Transformers project, I spent this Tuesday afternoon filming at the Museum Collections Centre. The finished  film will be shown in a new exhibition at the People’s Story Museum called Proud City. The exhibition will explore the lives of LGBTQIA+ people living and working in Edinburgh today. 

Over the past few weeks I have also been meeting a lot of people who are kindly offering to loan items for the display. The highlight of the week must be arranging the loan of items relating to the first religious same-sex marriage in Scotland.

I have also been running sessions. This morning I met the residents at Milford House to run a reminiscence session and earlier in the month I went out to Colinton Care Home. I also travelled out to Liberton Primary to work with several classes to run sessions on schools and toys in the past.

The wonderful Museums Alive volunteers are also still working away and are finishing a block at North Merchiston Day Centre.

 

 

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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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