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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.

Want to work with us? 1 Year Traineeships now open- Closing date 27 Jan.

The Ethnic Minority Career Museum & Built Environment Heritage Programme Would you like to work in museums? We are working with the Next Step Initiative to offer Traineeships with bursaries. There are several opportunities available: Collections Engagement Assistant (Museums & … Continue reading

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Vacancy: Outreach & Access Manager

Would you like to develop exciting outreach projects for Museums & Galleries Edinburgh? We are recruiting for a part-time Outreach & Access Manager. The role is temporary until the end of July 2020. See My Job Scotland for more details.

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New Art in the City dates

Art in the City provides an opportunity for people whose lives are affected by dementia and their friends, families and carers to share a gallery visit and discuss art (and other things) in a friendly and supportive environment. Image: Robert … Continue reading

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A letter to Santa

This letter to Santa comes from the Museum of Childhood collections.  It dates from 1984 and (very much on trend) asks for Castle Greyskull, He-Man, Battle Cat, Skeletor, Panthor, Skeletor and the Knight Rider car! What is on your list … Continue reading

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Some of my 2018 highlights

At this time of year our thoughts often turn back to the events of the last 12 months. So I wanted to write a blog to celebrate some of my key events of 2018. One of the big events for … Continue reading

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A visit from Art UK: Photographing the sculpture collections

In his latest blog Adi talks about helping with a recent visit from Art UK. Adi is working with the museums on a year long internship with the Next Step Initiative.Art UK boasts a staggering collection of 200,000 artworks on … Continue reading

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Adi’s adventures with the Travelling Gallery

Adi has been spending some time with the Travelling Gallery for his Internship. You can read his newest blog below. A whimsical medieval minstrel, Mike, looks up with a loving gaze in his twinkly eyes at the Go-pro carefully mounted … Continue reading

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