Learn how to create your own exhibition

An example of a reminiscence kit on loan. Picture courtesy of Glasgow Museums.
An example of a reminiscence kit on loan. Picture courtesy of Glasgow Museums.

An outreach centre is reaching out to communities across south Glasgow and East Ren to get involved in a project that can boost the profile of community groups and venues.

Businesses and community groups can also get involved as a venue for museum travelling exhibitions.

The Open Museum is based at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre and takes Glasgow’s museum collections beyond the museum walls and out among the community.

They offer reminscence kits, object handling kits, displays and exhibitions on loan. Among the 4,000 objects on offer, visitors will find a hippo skull, a triple mousetrap and an ancient Egyptian necklace.

An Open Museum spokeswoman said: “It’s a free service that allows groups, venues and community event organisers in Glasgow to borrow museum objects and create displays.

“Our team often works in partnership with community groups. We recently helped a group to create an exhibition on the local history of the area. Using objects from Glasgow Museums collections, the group created a colourful, lively exhibition that is displayed in community venues in the local area.

“Groups can decide what their display is about, what goes into it, and what they want to say. And you get our support and guidance the whole way. If you have an idea for a project or are interested in working with us, please get in touch at glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/about-glasgow-museums/open-museum.