From March 2019 to February 2020 Transnational Scotland: Reconnecting Heritage Stories through Museum Object Collections explores the transnational history of Scotland through the objects of its historical global trades in cotton, jute, sugar, and herring. Through a series of five workshops, this project seeks to re-connect the different components of Scotland’s historic global trading through the creation of new heritage-led stories.
Through the long nineteenth century and beyond, Scotland operated as a transnational trade hub of huge global significance. The refineries of Greenock, fisheries of the long East Coast, cotton mills of New Lanark and Paisley, and jute mills of Dundee, all attracted raw materials from over the globe: from the West Indies and North America… Continue reading The Project
In March 2019 we will launch a one-year workshops programme with the aim of facilitating a collaborative conversation between the local museums that curate stories of objects relating to Scotland’s global trades and shed new light on the creative potential of these same objects. Each workshop will offer the opportunity to engage with knowledge exchange… Continue reading News and Workshops