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Tales of Things at Museum Next 2012

Claire Ross and Chris Speed from MuseumNext on Vimeo. Connected Environment from MuseumNext on Vimeo. Jason DuPonte name checking Tales of Things 38 minutes in.

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From the Western Arctic to the Bay of Bengal

Fishy Tales from Around the World New exhibition opening on the 20th of October at The Scottish Fisheries Museum, Anstruther, Fife. This exciting exhibition brings together fishing communities from Canada, India, Scotland and Portugal through the use of information technology … Continue reading

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I am Seeing Things Symposium

Sadly our TOTeM research project is nearing the end, www.talesofthings.com will still exist but from December you won’t see many new projects on this site. To mark the culmination of the project we are holding a symposium on the 25th … Continue reading

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Oxfam Press release

Oxfam launches innovative app revealing human stories behind donated items Ever wished an object could tell its story? That’s the idea behind Oxfam’s unique pilot scheme, Oxfam Shelflife, launching on 27 February in 10 Oxfam shops across Manchester. The Oxfam … Continue reading

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Memory capturing at the Dundee Science Festival

As part of the Dundee Science Festival, Tales of Things will have a pop-up stand at the Family Fun Day this Sunday 13th November. Bring in a favourite object which has a good story and we’ll capture the story using … Continue reading

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Physics Exhibition in Dundee

  INSTRUMENTAL! 27 Sept – 26 Nov Lamb Gallery, Tower Building, University of Dundee Mon-Fri 09.30-20.30 Sat 09.30-16.30 This exhibition features a fascinating range of instruments, models and other equipment used in teaching Physics in Dundee from the 1880s onwards. … Continue reading

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Film Times for BBC Reel History at the Museum

Tested out the films in the Museum Auditorium today and they look great! Have to say that the cinema trailer “In the Clear” and “Cumbernauld, Town for Tomorrow” are my personal favourites. In case you would like to know what … Continue reading

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BBC Reel History at the National Museum of Scotland

Join Tales of Things at the Museum to celebrate Scotland’s history through archive films as part of a new series on BBC2 – Reel History of Britain . Some of you may remember that in April we tagged the Museum’s, … Continue reading

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Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival

Tales of Things will be taking part in this year’s Scottish mental Health Arts and Film Festival. This will relate to our work with the National Museum of Scotland which we launched in April this year. At the Museum we … Continue reading

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Wester Hailes Memory Booth

On Saturday we took our now familiar memory booth (or white shed!) out to the Canal Festival in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh.  Chris Speed is working with the local community there on another project called Community Hacking (AHRC funded project) which … Continue reading

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