Tag Archives: Museum Collections Centre

Help us to develop a new display exploring the lives of LGBT communities in Edinburgh

Would you like to help us to develop a new display exploring the lives of LGBT communities in Edinburgh? In 2006 the exhibition ‘Rainbow City’ was shown at the City Art Centre. We would like to revisit the exhibition 10 … Continue reading

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Have you ever wondered what happens to our collections when they are not on display?

We sometimes loan collections to other museums and galleries. This oil painting ‘Les Joueurs’ by Mary Cameron is one of three currently on loan from the City Art Centre to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art for their new exhibition … Continue reading

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Cleaning ceramics at the Museum of Edinburgh

This morning I helped out with cleaning and carrying out an inventory of the ceramics displays at the Museum of Edinburgh. Here are some photographs of us at work.

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Museum Boot Camp 2015

Over the last two weeks Museum Boot Camp has been running at the Museum Collections Centre. Boot Camp is an intensive and fun training course designed for people who want to gain an insight into museum work and learn new skills. … Continue reading

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Boot Camp finishes

Museum Boot Camp finished on Friday with a celebration event. Thank you to all our volunteers. Here are some photos from the project in progress.    

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Conservation training for staff

Today we had staff training on object conservation. This is John, our Volunteer Coordinator Intern, learning how to conserve silverware. John is working with us as a part of the MGS Interns scheme. We also learned how to clean objects … Continue reading

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Edinburgh College visit to the Museum Collections Centre

This morning I was at the Museum Collections Centre for a visit from Edinburgh College (formerly Jewel and Esk College).  If you haven’t been to the Museums Collections Centre, it is an amazing place! It is a store where we … Continue reading

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