Auld Reekie Retold ; Killer Collections – Caring for Objects that don’t care about you!
Wednesday 27 April 2022 at 6:00pm - Online
How do you manage the contents of a medical kit donation or handle a WW2 gas mask? What happens with historic objects containing mercury, lead or asbestos? Museums collections are not always as friendly as they may seem!
Join Museums and Galleries Edinburgh Collections Care Officer, Gwen Thomas, Curator, Gemma Henderson and Auld Reekie Retold Project Manager, Nico Tyack as they share some of the riskiest objects in their collections. They will look at what these artefacts are, how they came into Edinburgh Museums & Galleries’ collections and some of the hazards involved in managing these items.
This FREE online session will comprise of two short films looking at a range of items, followed by a live Q&A with the panel. It offers a great opportunity for audience members to ask these experts about a heritage item or heirloom at home that they believe may pose a hazard.