New events and updates

If you haven’t visited our new exhibition Edinburgh Alphabet yet, why not join us for one of our events?

On 8 June Art in the City will visit the exhibition. Art in the City is for people affected by dementia and their friends, family or carers. Do join us from 10:30 at the City Art Centre for a cup of tea and a tour of the exhibition. Please contact me for more information: Diana.Morton@edinburgh.gov.uk or 0131 529 6365.

DSC_2670There are also a range of Spotlight tours and Curator’s talks linked to the exhibition. I will be giving a free 15 minute talk on the heritage of Leith at 11am on 7 June, so do drop in.

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I will also give a Spotlight Tour on the history of Newhaven on 14 July at 11am.

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Today is the start of Volunteers’ Week, so this weekend I’m helping out at the HVOS Celebrating Heritage Volunteers Symposium. If you are one of our wonderful volunteers, you can still book a place via Eventbrite.

Since Edinburgh Alphabet opened I have returned to more traditional outreach work. It was great to be able to show ‘Scotland for Newcomers’, a group run by The Welcoming, around the exhibition yesterday.

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I have also been out running reminiscence with older people’s groups and visited Caring in Craigmillar, St Joseph’s House, the Almond Mains Initiative and the Western Infirmary to carry out reminiscence activities.

I was also fortunate enough to be chosen as one of the Mentors in the Mentoring for All programme run by the Museums Association (funded in Scotland by Museums Galleries Scotland) and attended a training day in Birmingham.

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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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