Speaking Out

2016 marks 40 years since the founding of Scottish Women’s Aid. To mark this anniversary a special project- Speaking Out– has been developed to explore the history of the organisation. A part of this project will be an exhibition at the Museum of Edinburgh, which will open in November.

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These masks were created this week in a workshop for women accessing the services of Women’s Aid. We hope they can be displayed in the final exhibition.

This week I also visited Old’s Cool, an intergenerational project run by the Citadel Youth Centre. The previous session I ran with Old’s Cool in May was mentioned in this newsletter by St Columba’s Hospice.

I also visited Forthland Lodge to run a reminiscence session and the Museums Alive volunteers ran a great session for residents at Ferrylee Care Home.

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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