Friday, 9 August 2013

The History Room

It is a few weeks ago now that we took part in ‘The History Room’ in the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. Organised by Artlink, this was a special one-day event to commemorate the Hospital's bicentenary, and brought together staff, patients, and members of the community to learn more about the Royal Edinburgh's past.

We took along the first minute book, nineteenth-century editions of the Hospital magazine, the 'Morningside Mirror', photos and annual reports to exhibit alongside the memorabilia collected and held by the Hospital. ‘The History Room’ was fantastically well-attended, and was a great opportunity to talk to people in the Hospital and wider community about the LHSA collections and the work we do to protect and promote them.

It was so successful that 'The History Room' is being brought back by popular demand! On 6 September there will be a second chance to see it, to coincide with the Hospital’s fete.  For more information please click here - we hope to see you there!

Laura, the LHSA Archivist, showing a collection of Royal Edinburgh Hospital photos to a couple of members of staff

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