Home; Aberdeen Archives, Gallery and Museums Welcome to Aberdeen Archives, Gallery and Museums. Through a collaborative approach, the project brought together curators, researchers, teachers and activists, forming a network of knowledge and different perspectives to throw new light on existing collections. Those exports need to end. It is both world history and our local history. This display highlights a small selection from our Scottish History & Archaeology collections, showing how research and collecting at National Museums Scotland is reshaping understandings of Scotland in the past, and reflecting the Scotland of today for future generations of museum visitors. Starting at the old market centre of town, the Mercat Cross, we journey towards the harbour to find out about Aberdeen's maritime associations and how it was once the powerhouse port of Scotland. It is of international significance and will transform our understanding of this period of Scottish history. The history of Aberdeen and North-East Scotland is closely entangled with the history of transatlantic slavery. Whitney Plantation Museum is the only museum in Louisiana with an exclusive focus on the lives of enslaved people. At the pop up café in Glasgow, during the Commonwealth Games in 2014, visitors discussed new understandings of Scotland’s slavery past over the products of empire. Porcelain teacup with poetry extract, from The Empire Café. The addition of the Empire Café tea set to an existing display on Scottish involvement in slavery, to highlight the ongoing legacy of and conversation about Scotland’s slavery past. Published by Orkney News Ltd., KW16 3HY, Orkney. Explore the amazing collections of National Museums Scotland through films, animations and podcasts. Its main sources of supply were the Irish hinterland, Wales and Scotland. Sir Geoff Palmer, OBE, To Chair Empire, Slavery & Scotland’s Museums Steering Group. Scottish Greens also won majority backing in the Scottish Parliament for the establishment of a museum to slavery in Scotland, to address the lack of awareness of the country’s links to the slave trade. GLASGOW, Scotland — In Scotland, a history of slave trading hides in plain sight. As well as a demonstrable interest in museums and heritage? You mention a Museum of Slavery? Thursday 6 June 2019 18:30–19:45Auditorium, Level 1, National Museum of ScotlandFree, ticketed. Full-sized set of Highland bagpipes with drones turned in cocus wood, 18th century. Professor Jennifer Anderson (Stony Brook, New York) gave the first public lecture for The Matter of Slavery in Scotland project, in collaboration with National Museums Scotland. Updated displays at the National Museum of Scotland include: Empire Café tea set: Hawthornden Court, Level 1. Scotland’s Slavery Past at Glasgow Archives. Opportunities. Graham Fagen, still from ‘The Slave’s Lament’ © Graham Fagen. Hear the untold stories of enslaved people and learn about historical and contemporary slavery. We cannot in good conscience supply tear gas and rubber bullets to police forces involved in the systematic targeting of black people and anti-racism protesters. By deepening understandings of slavery through material culture, this inter-disciplinary group forged new methods of researching, interpreting and displaying this history and its legacies. Iain Whyte, author of Scotland and the Abolition of Black Slavery found records for around 70 slaves in Scotland, including personal servants, but also slaves who worked as tradesmen in their masters' businesses. Explore the legacy of the transatlantic slave trade as well as slavery in the modern day, racism and discrimination. On August 30 1766, the Courant carried a n advertisement offering a 19-year-old woman and her baby boy for sale. Museums Explore our museums, exhibitions and online collections. Sport Find local and major sport events, training and advice. “Museums are a very important part of a wider process,” he explained. Museum of Slavery proposal wins Egyptian Halls public vote Published 15 June 2020 A proposal to turn Glasgow’s Egyptian Halls into a Museum of Slavery has won a public vote. “The Scottish Parliament has given a clear message to the UK Government tonight. Please share. I certainly seem to be joining at an exciting time, with cultural institutions looking … Continue reading Addressing the legacies of empire and slavery. Scotland’s reckoning with slavery and empire has largely been focussed, for obvious reasons, on Glasgow. Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS) is the National Development Body for Scotland’s museums and galleries. "This is a part of Scotland… Cocus wood – a material grown in the Caribbean and inextricably bound with slavery – was often used in bagpipes because of its tonal qualities (K.1998.1130). Project Manager: Empire, Slavery & Scotland’s Museums Do you have excellent group facilitation and…See this and similar jobs on LinkedIn. In these strange times – keep on keeping on, From: Patrick Harvie MSP [mailto:feedback@mail9.wdc04.mandrillapp.com] On Behalf Of Patrick Harvie MSP Today Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS) welcomes Sir Geoff Palmer, OBE, as chair of a new independent steering group that will recommend how Scotland’s existing and future museum collections can better recognise and represent a more accurate portrayal of Scotland’s colonial and slavery history. The University of Aberdeen has recently called for research into the slavery origins of its wealth along the lines of Glasgow. Designed by Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, the A-listed warehouse building has been empty for decades and the list of major repairs has long-threatened its future. “Scotland’s role in empire, slavery and colonialism was massive,” she said. Museums Galleries Scotland is the National Development Body for the Scottish Museums sector. It is through education that we recognise the terrible atrocities of the past and show solidarity with our Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities as we build a sustainable future together.”. A museum that will help capture this history is essential – we can’t resolve the racial inequalities persisting today without understanding the history which brought us to this point.” This project, sponsored by the Scottish Government, will explore how the story of Scotland’s involvement in the British Empire, colonialism, and transatlantic slavery, should be told using museum collections. Sir William Allan, The Slave Market, Constantinople © National Galleries of Scotland. Companies with historic links to slavery should help pay for a human rights museum in Scotland, according to an MSP. The steering group is sponsored by the Scottish Government and coordinated by Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS), as part of Empire, Slavery and Scotland’s Museums: Addressing Our Colonial Legacy, a project to explore how the history of Scotland’s involvement in the British Empire, colonialism, and transatlantic slavery, can be told by Scotland’s museums. The Galloway Hoard brings together the richest collection of rare and unique Viking-age objects ever found in Britain or Ireland. The Irish slave trade began to decline after William the Conqueror consolidated control of the English and Welsh coasts around 1080, and was dealt a severe blow when the Kingdom of England, one of its biggest markets, banned slavery in its territory in 1102. If you have news, views, writing, music, or artwork that you think people need to know about, get in touch using the contact form on this site, or Facebook or Twitter. Leaping across time periods, the role of that past in shaping the country today was an important focus.