Museum Without Walls Project Given Go-ahead

Strath of KildonanIn 2013, it is the 200th anniversary of the first major Clearances in Kildonan and to truly celebrate this event, globally, Timespan has developed a project to engage our wider community and visitors to the area. For this project, we plan to put a clearance trail into the Strath of Kildonan using digital technologies – such as a smart phone application – and traditional methods. We plan to put this trail online and make connections with settlements around the globe that contain people who left these lands 200 years ago – in particular growing our relationship with the Red River Settlement in Winnipeg, Canada. We aim to take the story out of the museum, into the environment around us and online becoming a ‘Museum without Walls’.  This project will be of interest to locals and the thousands of people across the globe seeking information about their ancestors and will build up to a year long programme of events in 2013.

Nicola Henderson, Director of Timespan, said:

“We are delighted to receive this funding from Museums Galleries Scotland and Heritage Lottery Fund as this means we can now open up the story of the Strath of Kildonan to a whole new audience. For us, this project is a unique opportunity to engage our local community with the research on the Kildonan Clearances – linking the stories of the past with our lives today.”

 

 

 

One thought on “Museum Without Walls Project Given Go-ahead

  1. Hi
     
    I have been working on Technologies that relate to this project and I would welcome talking to you about this as it may be mutually beneficial!
    Please see http://www.qraqrbox.com for details – I have trail apps for Android and iPhone, a trail content management system and stand alone technology that permits internet where there is no other infrastructure.
    I am Dean of Science at St Andrews University and am not looking to sell you anything merely collaborate.
    Yours hopefully,
     
    Professor Alan Dearle
    al@st-andrews.ac.ul

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