Discover more about Scotland's commercial diaspora from the 1600s to present day in this unique event.

Level: S5-S6 and teachers
Date: Wed 25 Oct 2017
Cost: Free
Length of workshop: 10am-3pm
How to book: Fully booked for 2017-18

Join curators from National Museums Scotland and researchers from universities across the UK to discuss commercial emigration to and from Scotland between 1600s and the present day.

This event is part of a wider research project on short-term economic migration between Scotland, Northern Europe and East Asia and will include up to date research on this topic.

The event will include a panel discussion, a gallery visit to discover how migration is currently represented, plus a workshop for pupils using the museum’s handling collection to answer an ‘evaluate the usefulness’ question.

Pupils aged over 16 can attend the event unaccompanied if permission is given by their school and parents/guardians.

Travel subsidy

National Museums Scotland has a limited travel subsidy available for schools who would otherwise be unable to attend this event. If you are interested in this, please get in touch with us

Programme for the event

10.15am – Register, welcome and housekeeping

10.30am - Introduction to the project and some of the findings

10.45am – Presentations by secondary pupils who have been researching migration objects related to Poland and Japan

11am – Pupils split and take part in a workshop or gallery visit

Workshop - This will be a version of our Scotland and Britain 1830-1939: Emigration session for Senior pupils led by museum staff

Gallery visit - This museum led session will ask pupils to consider at how migration is currently displayed in our galleries

12.15pm – Lunch

1pm – Pupils take part in alternate workshop/gallery visit

2.15pm – Final discussion

2.45pm – Questions and close

3pm - Finish

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