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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.

Queens for a Day

A new exhibition by Citizen Curator is on display in the Video Room at the People’s Story Museum. Queens for a Day explores the history of galas and pageants in Leith. You can catch the exhibition until 11 March. The exhibition showcases … Continue reading

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Proud City at Fountainbridge Library

Did you miss the Proud City exhibition when it was on display at the People’s Story Museum? You can now see a smaller pop-up version of the exhibition on display in Fountainbridge Library. Proud City marks 10 years since the … Continue reading

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Autumn update

I’ve not written for a while as the last couple of months have been very busy. However I wanted to share some of my autumn highlights. Our Story launched at the Museum of Edinburgh on 10 November. Our Story is an … Continue reading

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Volunteer thank you party at Lauriston Castle

On Sunday we held a volunteer party in the beautiful setting of Lauriston Castle. Around 50 attended and took part in an afternoon offering tours of the castle, croquet and music. Museums and Galleries Edinburgh offer a range of volunteering and … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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