History - Thanks for the memories

2nd July 2010 at 01:00

Remembering Scotland at War, launched last week at Edinburgh Castle, is a pioneering online museum with a social networking area aimed at "capturing memories".

Developed by Museums Galleries Scotland, it showcases and encourages personal accounts from civilians, younger and older veterans, and currently-serving military of how conflict has affected them.

The culmination of a three-year project led by Museums Galleries Scotland and funded by the Big Lottery Fund, Remembering Scotland at War features more than 200 exhibitions, interviews, photographs and pieces of footage from the Second World War to more recent conflicts, including Iraq and Afghanistan.

In addition to the online museum's exhibitions, there is an interactive social media area where personal memories can be exchanged. Here, anyone can create a profile to upload his or her own reminiscences, photographs and videos, discuss exhibitions and make comments.

The museum is free and has a dedicated learning centre where pupils, teachers and parents can download school-based activities. It will also be available to teachers and pupils through Learning and Teaching Scotland's schools intranet, Glow.

www.RememberingScotlandAtWar.org.uk.

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