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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.

Farewell Pat and Mona

We recently said farewell and thanks to two of our fantastic volunteers at the RL Stevenson room in the Writers’ Museum. For the past 21 years Pat and Mona have spoken regularly to museum visitors about Stevenson, his life and … Continue reading

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Vacancy: Outreach & Access Manager

Would you like to develop exciting outreach and volunteering projects for Museums & Galleries Edinburgh? I am now working part-time and we are looking for someone to take on the other half of my role. It is an amazing job- … Continue reading

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LGBT History Month

It is LGBT History Month and we are touring our Proud City exhibition to venues across the city. We installed the display in Stockbridge Library this week where it will be on show until the end of March. We will … Continue reading

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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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