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May 2020

Insurrection: Scotland’s Famine Winter with James Hunter

15 May, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Strathnaver Museum, Clachan
Bettyhill, Caithness KW14 7SS United Kingdom
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Free

Join eminent Highland historian James Hunter as he talks about his latest book ‘Insurrection: Scotland’s Famine Winter‘. When Scotland’s 1846 potato crop was wiped out by blight, the country was plunged into crisis. In the Hebrides and the West Highlands a huge relief effort came too late to prevent starvation and death. Further east, meanwhile, towns and villages from Aberdeen to Wick and Thurso, rose up in protest at the cost of the oatmeal that replaced potatoes as people’s basic…

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June 2020

Heritage Cafe

5 June, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Free

Let's Engage. We will be joined by Dougal and Katie from Inner Ear (experts on digital engagement), Tim from Twin Tangibles (crowdsourcing expert) and Georgina Brooke, Digital Media Content Manager from National Museums of Scotland to discuss growing your reach and engagement on social media. This is an informal session, so bring your questions with you!

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Heritage Cafe

5 June, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Free

Opening in the New World - we will be joined by Joe Traynor, MGS and others to discuss the challenges of reopening and what support is out there.

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July 2020

E-Hive Workshop

17 July, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

eHive is a user-friendly digital collections management system used by an increasing number of Highland museums.  Drawing on our experience implementing eHive at Ullapool Museum, Jo Clement and Helen Avenell will lead this hands-on virtual workshop to guide you through the use of eHive to support collections management procedures including object entry, cataloguing and inventory.  We will create a temporary museum of 21st-century Highland household objects to work with during the session, so please bring along a digital photograph of…

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Heritage Cafe

20 July, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Our bi-weekly heritage cafe continues with special guest Annie Mottisfont from NLHF. Email Nicola for the link!

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August 2020

Jacobite Day

15 August, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Armadale Castle, Gardens and Museum, Armadale
Sleat, Isle of Skye IV45 8RS United Kingdom
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Free

Watch costumed re-enactors and join in Jacobite themed activities.

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Heritage Cafe with Cornwall Museums

20 August, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Free

We are delighted to welcome Cornwall Museum's Partnership and their members to our next Heritage Cafe. Throughout lockdown they have been hosting coffee mornings while we have been coming together at our cafe's. They are a region with a very similar make up to us - small rural museums, some completely voluntary run or with small staff teams, with big ambitions. And now more than ever, seeing the benefits and drawbacks of 'staycationing'. They have the same questions around to…

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September 2020

Heritage Cafe – MHH AGM

17 September, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Free

We will be starting the meeting with our AGM - covering the usual business and then a conversation about our first year and plans for the future (that we want you to shape!). All are welcome, but only members can vote - Join here. Email nicola.henderson@museumsandheritagehighland.org.uk

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October 2020

Heritage Cafe

29 October, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Free

10-10.40am, Neil Ogilvy from MGS will join us to discuss their project 'Forum Connections'. Forum Connections is a 4-year MGS project, funded by the NLHF, designed to build the capacity of Scotland’s museums for partnership working through investment in Scotland’s geographic forums. This session will provide an overview and give an opportunity to ask any questions to the project team.  10.45-11.30am. ‘The Coast that Shaped the World is a west coast maritime heritage project, which covers the area from Wester Ross…

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November 2020

Heritage Cafe

26 November, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Free

This week's cafe will be an informal chat about learning programmes - the challenges and opportunities faced by going digital and a look ahead to how we deliver learning next year. Email nicola.henderson@museumsandheritagehighland.org.uk for the link!

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