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In a partnership programme supported by Craft Scotland, we are working with two outstanding Scottish-based craft-makers to run a series of high-quality craft workshops and events at the National Museum of Scotland.
Joanna Kessel www.joannakessel.co.uk delivered four workshops in January and February, making mosaic pieces inspired by the museum collections.
Laura Murray www.lauramurray.co.uk will be running jewellery making workshops on the following dates:
Saturday 10 March 13:30-16:30
Saturday 17 March 13:30-16:30
Saturday 24 March 13:30-16:30
The workshops will be fun and experimental. Looking at artefacts in the Museum's collection for inspiration, participants will design and sketch and experiment with colour, then translate their designs onto metal, learning techniques such as hammering, filling, drilling and forming.
There are a limited number of places available. For more information, contact Laura Bennison on email@example.com for the National Museum of Scotland (tel: 0131 247 4435 Mon, Tues only).
We are grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Kick the Dust fund support for our new ambitious youth engagement project, Scotland 365.
National Museums Scotland is the only single Scottish heritage organisation in receipt of this funding, totalling £776,000 over four years from 2018. Through Scotland 365 we will work with diverse young people to explore contemporary Scottish heritage.
Young people have been exploring the National Museum of Scotland through informal visits, ‘Meet & Munch’ after-hours event and a ‘Jam Session’, to share their views and ideas about museums and heritage.
Our plans are now with the Heritage Lottery Fund and Scotland 365 will get underway from summer 2018 with Cashback to the Future, a summer residency delivered by our partners, Impact Arts, here at the National Museum of Scotland and in Glasgow, Ayrshire and Renfrewshire celebrating the contribution of young people to the cultural and creative life of Scotland.
Watch this space!
Formed in summer 2015, our group of Young Demonstrators meet regularly to plan activities and events for other young people in the museum. So far they have created their own tours, given visitors the chance to dress up in our photo booth, run object handling for the public and even worked with an artist to create a comic strip about Dolly the sheep! They are now hard at work, with other young people, helping to shape our new Scotland 365 youth project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund Kick the Dust programme.
Powering Up is our new schools and communities science outreach project, made possible by the generous support of the ScottishPower Foundation. We are working with primary and secondary schools, families and communities in Midlothian, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire to take science engagement to them.
You can find out more about the project here.
From Spring 2018, we will be taking National Museums Scotland science engagement activities out to children and young people across Fife.
For more details, contact Jane Miller on firstname.lastname@example.org (Wed-Fri only) or Clare Meakin on email@example.com at the National Museum of Scotland, or Nina Collins at Fife Young Carers on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students in their second year of HND Television at Edinburgh College Milton Road campus were given a brief to create three-minute videos in response to an artefact or display at National Museums Scotland. You can find out more about the project and see the films here.