Online Archive: Scotland and Migration

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Online Archive: Scotland and Migration
Online Archive: Scotland and Migration
Online Archive: Scotland and Migration
Online Archive: Scotland and Migration
Online Archive: Scotland and Migration

www.scotlandmigration.com

Stills aims to produce the first online archive of photographs which records and explores the experience of migration.

We are inviting participants with roots from all over the world to help us populate the Scotland and Migration website which is an online archive of photographs that documents the experiences of people who have chosen Scotland as their new home.
With this archive we can use the humble family photograph to make a valuable archive about worldwide migration to Scotland - the likes of which hasn't been created before. Whether you are a first, second, third or fourth generation immigrant - every image helps build a richer resource. You can help us make this project a success by sharing your photographs and the stories behind them.

Throughout 2014 we will be delivering short courses for those who wish to learn more about archiving their images using www.scotlandmigration.com as a platform to explore family photographs and the experience of migration.
In the course you will learn more about the history of photography, discuss how the experience of migration has been portrayed by artists, the press and in family albums. You will be shown how to scan your negatives and old photographs and how to make the most of your scans using Photoshop.

For details about taking part in the course, as a group or individual, please get in touch.  

You can also participate from the comfort of your own home by signing up to the online archive now!

The project was initiated in 2013 as part of a series looking at migration and transition in identity. We are delighted that we have gone on to develop the project with Drummond Community High School and ‘Transnationalizing Modern Languages’, a three year research project led by academics from the Universities of Bristol, Warwick, St Andrews and QMU.

For more information contact Claire on 0131 622 6200, or email engagement@stills.org

 

 

Stills would like to thank Tony Macaroni restaurants, Arts and Business Scotland New Arts Sponsorship Award and the Arts and Humanities Research Council for their funding and partnership in producing Scotland and Migration.

 

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