Proud City is now open


I haven’t posted in a while as I have been busy working on a new exhibition. Proud City: LGBTQIA+ Edinburgh opened on Saturday at the People’s Story Museum following a great launch event on Friday night.


Proud City marks 10 years since the exhibition Rainbow City: Stories from Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Edinburgh opened at the City Art Centre.  The exhibition showcases museum collections, items loaned and donated by the LGBTQIA+ community as well as a specially commissioned film exploring life in Edinburgh in 2016. It provides an insight into LGBTQIA+ history and explores the lives of people in Edinburgh today.


I would like to say thank you to all who have been involved in developing the exhibition. In particular to all of those who have appeared in the film, loaned or donated items or  volunteered. A special thanks to LGBT Health and Wellbeing for working with us to make this happen and to the funders: the Museums Association’s Transformers microfunding scheme, supported in Scotland by Museums Galleries Scotland.


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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4 Responses to Proud City is now open

  1. hln351 says:

    I’m obsessively in love with Edinburgh, and I am overjoyed to see this. Looking forward to visiting soon. Thank you so much for doing this!

  2. hln351 says:

    Reblogged this on Method Blue and commented:
    Great post on the LGBTQIA exhibit at the People’s Story Museum in Edinburgh, Scotland. (One of my favorite places on earth.)

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