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Auld Reekie Retold ; New Stories of an Old City

Auld Reekie Retold ; New Stories of an Old City
Auld Reekie Retold ; New Stories of an Old City
This exhibition is to mark the launch of Auld Reekie Retold, the biggest collections inventory and story catching project ever undertaken by Museums & Galleries Edinburgh.

Our team is working through over 200,000 objects in stores across the City, checking records, photographing objects and researching the stories which bring the City’s collections to life. The aim of the project is to better understand these objects so that we can preserve them for the future and find new ways to interpret them, with and for you, the people of Edinburgh. The objects are connected with the whole group of the City’s museums, from the Museum of Childhood to Lauriston Castle. You can find out more about these venues at here.

Here we are showcasing some of the most exciting or unexpected discoveries. We'll keep adding new stories to this exhibition as we uncover them.

Go to the Auld Reekie Retold project homepage. where we will be posting regular project blogs and podcasts, aiming to share exciting object stories and give a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the work of our team. Keep checking back to see what we have discovered. Over the coming months, we will be hosting a range of interactive events online so that you can get involved with the collections, share your knowledge and add your family stories to their histories. Our first blogs include an insight into the process of marking our extensive museum collections [hyperlink] and the story of Edinburgh’s best loved dog, Greyfriars Bobby [hyperlink].

Current Covid-19 restrictions mean that our team is working from home, sharing stories and organising events online. We will be hosting real-life exhibitions and events in the museum venues and stores as soon as it is safe to do so. We look forward to welcoming you.