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Library, Edinburgh Campus

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Find out about the heritage of the people and the sea in the Northern Isles by visiting the “New Connections Across the Northern Isles” exhibition in the museum from the 18th-22nd November. 

The display is curated by PhD student Catherine McCullagh through the Intercultural Research Centre of the School of Social Sciences and features a virtual museum about aspects of maritime heritage and new art works by Shetland born and Orkney resident artist John Cumming. The virtual museum can also be experienced online, and is part of the national Being Human Festival. 

To find out more about Heriot-Watt University’s Being Human events, visit the festival's site.  

You can read about Catherine’s PhD project on the IRC website.

The project was funded by Museums Galleries Scotland’s Museum Development Fund, the Hugh Fraser Foundation and match-resourced by the Intercultural Research Centre (IRC), Heriot-Watt University and the Institute for Northern Studies (INS) University of the Highlands and Islands, through a Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities ARC Studentship in partnership with Shetland Museum and Archives and the Orkney Museum, and in collaboration with Cunningsburgh History Group, the Old Haa, Orkney Historic Boat Society, and Westray Heritage Centre.

The museum is open from 10am to 4pm and located on the ground floor of the Cameron Smail library. For more information email Helen Taylor or phone x3638.