Old Tools, New Uses Drop-in Surgery, Highlands

This is just a quick reminder about the next drop-in surgery being held by the Scottish Transport and Industry Collections Knowledge (STICK) network for the Old Tools, New Uses project. You might remember that I mentioned this back in July, following two successful drop-in surgeries in both Glasgow and Aberdeen, and I would hate for you to miss out on this next one, to be held at the Highland Folk Museum this coming Tuesday, 7th September. The project, supported by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, was awarded the first special project award as part of the Museums Association’s Effective Collections Scheme and aims to identify the treasures and duplicates of tools and domestic technology in Scottish museums. At the drop-in workshops, participants can learn the importance of items in their collections from an independent advisor, have access to a schools resource and get an opportunity to dispose of duplicate items to artisan communities in Africa in partnership with the charity Tools For Self Reliance.  The event is free and lunch is provided, so if you’re in the area then please feel free to pop in! If you do intend to drop by then it would be helpful if you could either notify me via the website or contact Megan Coombe, National Partnerships Officer, National Museums Scotland.  T: 0131 247 4024  E: m.combe@nms.ac.uk. To find out more, please see the STICK website. We hope to see you there!

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