Edinburgh Alphabet

You may have already seen the article in the Scotsman about the upcoming Edinburgh Alphabet exhibition at the City Art Centre. The exhibition opens on 19 May and there will be a range of events that weekend for the Festival of Museums.

It has been a very interesting project as it has brought together curators from across different disciplines to develop the displays. I have been working on ‘F is for Fishing’ and ‘L is for Leith’. Without giving too much away, I thought I’d share some of my highlights with you.

This beautiful ship in a bottle is definitely going to be included

DSC_2332One of the things I would love to showcase are the wonderful Newhaven gala costumes. I love this ceramic.


And here are some photos of real gala costumes

I also love the colourful net floats

This is a lobster pot


One of my favourite things in the collections are the Leith Walk pigeons aka A Leith Walk by Shona Kinloch, which will make an appearance in the exhibition.


This wonderful ship model and The Port of Leith by Alexander Nasmyth will also return to display.


As will this Dockers of Leith banner


All the objects are currently being packed ready to travel to the City Art Centre.


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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