Bedtime Stories Quilt, Scottish Museums Day, Newhaven, reminiscence and more…

Great news from our colleagues at the Museum of Childhood- the bedtime stories quilt is now finished! In this quilt, over 60 children and adults from across the UK have shared their memories of bedtime stories. Every single square has a story, so follow this link to find out more: Bedtime Stories Quilt

In other news this week: On Monday you might have seen that it was Scottish Museums Day. If you missed out, you can see highlights from Twitter on Storify.

As well as tweeting (@EdinCulture– do follow us!) I also went to Newhaven to see the unveiling of the plaque commemorating the Fishermen’s Cemetery. It was lovely to catch up with the Newhaveners again and to discuss some ideas for future collaborations.

On Wednesday a new volunteer started to help with visitor research in Proud City. Gareth helped with the Museums Alive feedback session and I went to visit the Library Link group at Blackhall Library to run a reminiscence session. We had a great time chatting about holidays and trips to the beach. I’ll be back out to visit them again next week.

There was another reminiscence session on Thursday at St Joseph’s House at the Little Sisters of the Poor. We talked about school days and there was a lot of chat about getting the belt!

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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