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An edited text panel. Text "Surviving and Thriving" has a red line through it and is replaced with "Enslaving and Profiteering". Underneath is text "Copy of panel text in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow stories gallery. This portrait shows John Glassford of Dougalston," Red text begins "one of the most prominent Tobacco Lords in Glasgow." A red line is through the text "with his thrid wife Lady Margaret Mackenzie, and some of his children. Glassford was able to build a fortune from his American tobacco trade and had three houses around Glasgow." Text in red replaces it with "Glassford's name is synonymous with Glasgow link to the slave trade, he immensely profited from slaved labour and was also a slave owner himself. To the left of the portrait you can see the silhouette of a enslaved child, his name, age and origin is unknown." Black text " Today this painting hangs in the Peoples Palace Museum."
Decolonising museums by exhibiting accountability: a changemakers’ concept
This blog by Kulsum Shabbir is the second in a set of three commissioned blogs from the Our Shared Cultural Heritage Changemakers program to share their reflections in the light of the Empire, Slavery & Scotland’s Museums recommendations.
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Introduction to Fair Work: Respect
This blog series by Lizzy and Frankie introduces Fair Work. This refers to all aspects of working for your organisation, from creating a job spec and developing a positive organisational culture to the day-to-day experience of working and progressing in your organisation. In this blog we explain 'respect'.
A person with medium skin tone wearing a black head scarf and striped top is leaning over a large sheet of paper full of hand drawn flowers. They are drawing a flower.
Fresh Eyes: the importance of youth involvement - and vision - in realising policy goals
This blog by Chrislyn Pereira is the first in a set of three commissioned blogs from the Our Shared Cultural Heritage(OSCH) Changemakers program to share their reflections in the light of the Empire, Slavery & Scotland’s Museums recommendations.
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Introduction to Fair Work: Fulfilment
This blog series by Lizzy and Frankie introduces Fair Work. This refers to all aspects of working for your organisation, from creating a job spec and developing a positive organisational culture to the day-to-day experience of working and progressing in your organisation. In this blog we explain 'fulfilment'.
A smiling adult with bright red hair and light skin stands side on to the camera in front of a display of objects. They are holding a mobile phone.
Scotland in Stories
Explore stories of Scotland’s people, places and culture through an imaginative mix of podcasts, walking trails, online exhibitions and more – created as part of the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Programme.
A black and white photograph of person with dark skin raising their fist into the air.
Forsaking Black Resistance: The Role of Black History in Decolonization
This is the last blog in a set of three commissioned blogs from Professor Tommy J. Curry. Tommy is a Professor in Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh.
A digital illustration of a row of hands of different skin tones holding colourful speech and thought bubbles.
Introduction to Fair Work: Security
This blog series by Lizzy and Frankie introduces Fair Work. This refers to all aspects of working for your organisation, from creating a job spec and developing a positive organisational culture to the day-to-day experience of working and progressing in your organisation. In this blog we explain 'security'.
Colourful woollen hats and scarves on display in a museum shop.
Museum Shop Sunday
November 27th is Museum Shop Sunday! Museum shops are great places to discover an exciting range of unique and locally-sourced gifts – and vital sources of income for museums and galleries across Scotland. To celebrate Museum Shop Sunday, we’ve selected just some of the many museums and galleries that go the extra mile to stock local, ethical, and bespoke gifts.
Wooden boards with textured floral patterns, shells, painted canvases, pieces of fabric, and a clear plastic backpack.
Welcoming SEND families to your museum
In September and October 2022, Kids in Museums worked with SEND in Museums Consultant Sam Bowen to deliver two sessions for museums in Scotland on Welcoming SEND families to your museum.