Question of a Kurdish Museum

On Saturday 29th June, everyone was invited to a day-long event including storytelling and Kurdish Music as part of a pop-up museum created by Unity in the Kurdish Community, Scotland with Glasgow Museums.

Stories relating to Kurdish identity are seldom told in museums. This family-friendly event was the result of ongoing conversations between curators at Glasgow Museums and Kurdish diaspora in Glasgow.

Images by volunteer photographer Daniel Harkins


Community Storytelling Day with Scottish Afghan Society

As part of Glasgow Museum’s work with communities in Glasgow, Kelvingrove Museum hosted a day of storytelling through objects curated by the Scottish Afghan Society on Wednesday 26th June.

Images by volunteer photographer Daniel Harkins


Photos: The Future is Iranian Traditional Music

The Future Is Iranian Traditional Music brought together two Iranian musicians, Mohammad Mohammadi Champiri and Aref Ghorbani, who in June 2018 came together to think about what they would take into a future archive.

Separated from his instruments, and out of his love for Iranian traditional music, Champiri produced a Ney (a traditional middle-eastern woodwind instrument) from a knotweed he found in Drumchapel. In the weeks that followed, Champiri presented it as an object of the future to be preserved for future generations at Glasgow Museums.

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Collecting Around Migration

Refugee stories are at the heart of Glasgow’s story. Glasgow Museums is working to recognise this by bringing these stories into our record of the city’s past and present.
On Fri 21st June, they invited everyone along to discover how this is being done, and encouraged the public to be a part of shaping this ongoing process.

Great work Glasgow Museums!

Images by volunteer photographer John Lanigan.