Author Archives: edinburghmuseumsoutreach

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.

Updated handling boxes

Did you know that we have a range of handling boxes which can be borrowed for free by schools, community groups and care providers? These include loan boxes for schools and reminiscence boxes for older people’s groups. There are boxes on … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fantastic summer exhibitions

Regular followers will know I usually blog about my work. However I’d like to take time in this blog to talk about some of the amazing free exhibitions on this summer, as well as giving a bit of an update … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Art in the City- new dates

The new autumn/ winter programme for Art in the City is now available (see below). All sessions are free and take place 10:30-12:00. Art in the City provides an opportunity for people whose lives are affected by dementia and their … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Holiday activities in Oxgangs, Currie and Colinton libraries

Looking for family summer holiday activities? Would you like to try out some traditional games? Learn how to use a diabolo, whip and peerie and more. There will be free drop-in games activities taking place on: 12 July 2.30-3.30pm at … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

F is for Fishing: Spotlight Tour- 14 July

In July there will be a series of Curator’s Spotlight Tours of Edinburgh Alphabet. I will be leading a short tour on 14 July at 11am. ‘Bow-tows: The Fisherfolk of Newhaven’ will explore the unique heritage of the village of Newhaven. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Art in the City visit to Edinburgh Alphabet- 13 July

Art in the City will visit the Edinburgh Alphabet exhibition at the City Art Centre on 13 July. Art in the City is a FREE programme of activities for people affected by dementia and their friends, family or carers. Art in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment