Tag Archives: Edinburgh Museums

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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Art in the City visit to Edinburgh Alphabet- 13 July

Art in the City will visit the Edinburgh Alphabet exhibition at the City Art Centre on 13 July. Art in the City is a FREE programme of activities for people affected by dementia and their friends, family or carers. Art in … Continue reading

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Art in the City

This year I have taken over the running of the Art in the City programme. The first activity of 2017- a visit to A Sketch of the Universe – will take place tomorrow (12 Jan) at the City Art Centre at … Continue reading

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Janice Parker-1973- Archiving the Live

Some very exciting news! From 18-26 Jan, award-winning independent choreographer and dance-maker Janice Parker will be in residency at the City Art Centre with 1973- Archiving the Live. The show will also tour to the Glasgow Women’s Library. All activities will … Continue reading

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New exhibitions at the Museum of Edinburgh

Two new exhibitions opened today at the Museum of Edinburgh. ‘Speaking Out: Recalling Women’s Aid in Scotland’, explores 40 years of Scottish Women’s Aid with objects, oral history and film.  One particularly poignant object is the handbag in the photograph above. One woman … Continue reading

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Museums Association conference 2016

I’m back in the office after a very interesting couple of days at the Museums Association conference 2016 in Glasgow. Amongst many fascinating sessions, the keynote by Scots Makar Jackie Kay was a highlight. I also enjoyed ‘Getting to grips with gender … Continue reading

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Crossings now at Dancebase

The Crossings exhibition is now on at Dancebase until December. You can view original objects from our Leith collections alongside items loaned by Historic Environment Scotland and films of dance pieces interpreting the heritage of Leith.    

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