Monthly Archives: November 2016

A week in outreach- puppets, the belt, art and meetings

On Monday I worked with Old’s Cool intergenerational group. Old’s Cool aims to bring together young people and older people. We chatted about growing up, going to school and going to the football. However this object, the tawse (or belt) … Continue reading

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New exhibitions- as seen on TV!

The ‘Speaking Out’ and ‘The Real Women of Edinburgh’ exhibitions at the Museum of Edinburgh were featured on ‘Live at Five’ on STV on Monday night. You can watch online on the STV Player. Both exhibitions launched last Thursday night with … Continue reading

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New vacancy with the Travelling Gallery

Our colleagues at the Travelling Gallery are looking for a new Gallery Driver/ Exhibitions Guide. Salary: £16,850 -£19,536 Hours: 36 hours per week Travelling Gallery is looking for an enthusiastic and qualified driver (HGV) to join our team. Travelling Gallery is … Continue reading

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New exhibitions at the Museum of Edinburgh

Two new exhibitions opened today at the Museum of Edinburgh. ‘Speaking Out: Recalling Women’s Aid in Scotland’, explores 40 years of Scottish Women’s Aid with objects, oral history and film.  One particularly poignant object is the handbag in the photograph above. One woman … Continue reading

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Museums Association conference 2016

I’m back in the office after a very interesting couple of days at the Museums Association conference 2016 in Glasgow. Amongst many fascinating sessions, the keynote by Scots Makar Jackie Kay was a highlight. I also enjoyed ‘Getting to grips with gender … Continue reading

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Proud City at the Museums Association conference and exhibition

Are you interested in knowing more about the community project behind Proud City? If you go to the Museums Association conference and exhibition next week (7-8 November at the SECC in Glasgow), there will be 2 opportunities to learn about … Continue reading

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Your Holiday Snaps Wanted!

Originally posted on Stories of Childhood:
We are looking for the best photos of Edinburgh families to include in an upcoming exhibition. The Museum of Childhood has over 1000 photographs, including many pictures of families at the seaside or on…

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