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Members' Event: Cold War Scotland

23 May 2024
19:00 - 20:00


Free, booking required

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Join us for this exclusive Member event to discover how Scotland’s unique geography and topography affected its role in the Cold War and the how it influenced the lives of Scottish people.

Join Dr Sam Alberti, Director of Collections, Dr Meredith Greiling, Principal Curator of Technology, Dr Jessica Douthwaite, Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Dr Sarah Harper, Research Fellow, as we explore this fascinating period in our history before the opening of our upcoming exhibition Cold War Scotland on Saturday 13 July.

Members can join us for an exclusive preview of the exhibition on Friday 12 July. 

Following the presentations there will be a live Q&A session.

This exclusive Member event is free, however donations are greatly appreciated. Your support will help protect our remarkable collections and share their stories with the world.

A brightly coloured rectangular panel of buttons and levers.

Air attack panel from Combined Operations Centre, Leuchars Image © National Museums Scotland

About the event

Members must register in advance for this event.

Prior to the event you will be sent an email from Zoom (the third party provider we use to broadcast our online events) which will include your personal link to join the event. 

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This event will be recorded but your cameras and microphones will automatically be switched off.

The event will include live captioning. 

We use a third-party provider, Zoom Video Communications Inc, to broadcast our online events. For more information on how they process your personal data, please see Zoom's privacy notice.

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