The Scottish Life Archive, based at the National Museum of Scotland, offers a unique insight into many aspects of Scottish history and heritage. Senior Curator Dorothy Kidd introduces this extensive and varied collection and shows how it can be used for personal research.
The Scottish Life Archive is open to everyone. It aims to collect, record and preserve documentary and illustrative evidence of Scotland's material culture and social history.
It includes aspects of Scotland's rural, urban, maritime and industrial communities, such as housing, work, warfare, leisure, customs and religion, all arranged by subject.
The majority of the archive collection dates from the 1880s to the present day, but there is some material dating from 1700. Whether you want to discover old manuscripts and letters, or trace your family history, the archive offers a unique insight into all aspects of Scottish life.
This event will have live subtitles and British Sign Language interpretation.
Part of Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology
6 May 2017
Auditorium, Level 1
Free but ticketed
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