We are looking for participants for Their Work Is Not Forgotten: Celebrating the centenary of women’s suffrage

Museums & Galleries Edinburgh are developing an exhibition exploring the 2018 centenary of the Representation of the People Act and of women gaining the right to vote. This will go on display in the Museum of Edinburgh in June and is titled Their Work Is Not Forgotten.

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As a part of this we are looking to work with women in Edinburgh to explore what this means to women today. We would like to make audio recordings of women discussing women’s rights and protest. We hope to make these recordings available in the exhibition. No previous knowledge or experience is necessary, we just want to know what you think!

We are also looking for people who would like to make some banners and flags for use in the Processions event which will take place in Edinburgh on 10 June. Processions is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a mass participation artwork to celebrate one hundred years of votes for women.

More information on Processions is available here: https://www.1418now.org.uk/commissions/processions/

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27 April: 2-4pm: Take part in recordings and flag and banner making:  Museum of Edinburgh at 142-146 Canongate

Join us at the Museum of Edinburgh on 27th April 2-4pm for the opportunity to be recorded discussing your views on protest, women’s rights and what the centenary means to you and to take part in a banner and flag making workshop (it is not essential to do both activities).

You can drop in on the day or book your place by emailing Diana Morton: diana.morton@edinburgh.gov.uk or phone 0131 529 6365. If you cannot make the 27 April but would like to take part in the recordings, do contact us to see if it would be possible to arrange another time.

This activity is free.

8 June: 2-4pm and  10 June: 10-11.30am: Flag and banner making workshops: Museum of Edinburgh at 142-146 Canongate

Want to make a banner or flag for the Processions event? We will offer additional workshops on the weekend of Processions. You will be able to visit our exhibition for inspiration as well as taking part in the activity.

This session will not involve any audio recordings.

These events are free and drop in.

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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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