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Talk Spotlight On: The Scottish Life Archive

Spotlight On: The Scottish Life Archive

Key facts

Genre: Talk with live subtitling

Synopsis

Senior Curator Dorothy Kidd introduces the Scottish Life Archive and shows how it can be used for personal research.

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 archive is open to everyone and 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.

Booking details
The event will have live subtitles and British Sign Langage (BSL) interpretation. It is free to attend but you need to reserve a ticket by booking online using the website link below.
 

Part of Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology

 

Event details

Sat 6 May 2017, 2:00pm

Live subtitling

Venue details

National Museums Scotland
Auditorium, Level 1
Chambers Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1JF

Phone: 0300 123 6789

Website: National Museums Scotland

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