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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.

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. … Continue reading

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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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Cats, dogs and gnomes…

For the festive season we are sharing some of our seasonal collections on social media. These images are of Christmas cards in the collections at the Museum of Childhood. These cards prove that people still loved cat pictures in the … Continue reading

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