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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.

A Wee Loan to a Wee Museum

Originally posted on Reekie Untold:
Image courtesy of The Wee Museum of Newhaven, Victoria Primary School, Newhaven The collections here at the Collections Centre are here for everyone to enjoy. We reckon there are about 300,000 objects here, so it’s…

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New Art in the City Autumn/ Winter programme

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

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Free British Sign Language tours

Join us for special tours with BSL interpretation. Please meet in museum and gallery receptions. Tour will last one hour 30 minutes. Saturday 22 September, 2pm. Tour of The Writers’ Museum. This magical Museum celebrates the lives of three giants … Continue reading

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New displays at Victoria Primary School

The Wee Museum of Newhaven at Victoria Primary is being refurbished. The new exhibition ‘Newhaven Stories’ will explore three themes: Newhaven in Wartime, Fishing and Schooldays. The school will be open for Doors Open Day on 29 September, or you can … Continue reading

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Free descriptive tours for people with visual impairments

Join artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb for tours specifically designed for visually impaired visitors.  Please meet in museum and gallery receptions. Tours last an hour. Saturday 1 September, 2pm. Tour of ‘Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye’ at the City Art Centre. The first major exhibition to … Continue reading

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Processions: Join us on Sunday!

You may have heard about Processions. This event celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage will take place on 10 June. Processions is a mass participation artwork for women and girls (anyone who identifies as a woman or non-binary). You can sign … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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