Write at the Museum was a series of four monthly workshops at the Museum of Childhood.
Six writers joined us for afternoons of creativity in the tranquil (some might say eerie!) space of the closed museum. They were free to roam the galleries and work in any space which suited them, and much of the work produced was indeed inspired by the material culture of childhood.
A story of discovery in the collection, by Susan Gardner, curator at the Museum of Childhood.
Christine and Robin Stark. I’ve read their names many times in the museum’s inventory and often wondered who they were.
Yesterday, for International Women’s Day, staff and volunteers at the Museum of Childhood did a wikipedia edit-a-thon to get more women onto the web.
Women are shockingly under-represented on wikipedia, and this, combined with the general low status of toy-making as a craft or art form, results in a sad lack of presence for this group of creative, talented and overlooked craftswomen.
Dolls have a special place at the Museum of Childhood.
Perhaps our most famous room is the doll gallery, containing hundreds of little figures, gathered in groups by material (wood, bisque, cloth…) or theme (military, fashion, character…)
Art + Feminism invite you to join in with a Wikipedia edit-a-thon hosted by the Museum of Childhood, on International Women’s Day.
In order to collect feedback on our Bedtime Stories exhibition we invited visitors to share their memories about childhood bedtimes on postcards. Visitors of various ages and from all walks of life responded in a myriad of ways; the postcards have been decorated with drawings, descriptions, or simply book titles. And they keep coming!
We are looking for the best photos of Edinburgh families to include in an upcoming exhibition.
In this quilt, over 60 children and adults from across the UK have shared their memories of bedtime stories.
Here is the final beautiful quilt:
Every single square has a story, so follow this link to see close up images and find out more.
We’re starting an exciting new writing group at the Museum of Childhood. It will be a small group of up to ten writers. All levels of experience welcome, and types of writing.
Our galleries might inspire new pieces of poetry, prose or memoir, or perhaps give new energy to works in progress.
Enjoy exclusive access while the museum is closed to the public, and write among the wonderful displays. Discuss your work over a cup of tea with the friendly group and get advice from the experienced tutor.
To start, we are offering a four week course over the Autumn and Winter with professional writer Regi Claire, for £80.
Tuesday afternoons, 2.30-4.30pm.
25 October 2016, 22 November 2016, 10 January 2017, 7 February 2017
Get in touch if you have questions or to book your place. email@example.com