Tag Archives: volunteers

Thank you to our volunteers

We recently held our annual volunteers thank you event at the Museum of Edinburgh. The weather was on our side this year as it was the hottest day of the year (so far!). Many of our wonderful volunteers came along … 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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A week in outreach- puppets, the belt, art and meetings

On Monday I worked with Old’s Cool intergenerational group. Old’s Cool aims to bring together young people and older people. We chatted about growing up, going to school and going to the football. However this object, the tawse (or belt) … Continue reading

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Singing in the playground

This week the Museums Alive volunteers met after their summer break. We were very fortunate to have a special training event arranged by Connecting Scotland’s Sounds with the inspiring Ewan McVicar. Ewan is an expert on Scottish playground songs (amongst many … Continue reading

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Museums Alive visit Lauriston Castle

The Museums Alive volunteers visited Lauriston Castle yesterday for a meeting and social get together. Thank you to Mike at Lauriston for hosting us.

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Friday update- In conversation and volunteers week

I am very excited to see that Proud City has been featured in Museums Journal this month alongside the work of Sacha Coward at Royal Museums Greenwich. Also, at the end of Volunteers Week I’d like to say thank you … Continue reading

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Exhibitions and visits

On Friday I visited Score Scotland to run a workshop with the young people there. Here are some images of the fish and sea creatures we made. Last week we also took down the Scars on the City exhibition which … Continue reading

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Would you like to work with us?

Would you like to work with our volunteers? We are looking for a part time temporary Volunteer Coordinator. See My Job Scotland for more information and to apply.      

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Highlights of 2015

I have been looking back at some of the activities and projects which took place in 2015 and thought I would share a few of my highlights of the year. It has been a year of exhibitions, with new displays … Continue reading

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Feeling Festive

Yesterday was our last Museums Alive meeting of 2015. Here is a photograph of the team tucking into mince pies at our festive social. Thanks to all the volunteers for their work and to our great colleagues in Health and … Continue reading

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