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Auld Reekie Retold is a major three year project which connects objects, stories and people using Museums & Galleries Edinburgh’s collection of over 200,000 objects. Funded by the City of Edinburgh Council and Museums Galleries Scotland, the project brings together temporary Collections Assistants and permanent staff from across our venues. The Auld Reekie Retold team are recording and researching our objects, then showcasing their stories through online engagement with the public. We hope to spark conversations about our amazing collections and their hidden histories, gathering new insights for future exhibitions and events.

Welcome to the Auld Reekie Retold Podcast from Museums & Galleries Edinburgh. This is our sixth episode and today you’ll hear from Suzy MurrayNico Tyack and Anna MacQuarrie to celebrate Robert Louis Stevenson Day and a very exciting new acquisition. We thought we'd take a stop off in Samoa to look at Stevenson's amazing South Seas photograph albums before catching up with Anna to find out more about this new acquisition! We have been creating the podcast from home, so please excuse any inconsistencies in the audio.

To see the more of the South Seas photograph albums head to Capital Collections, or join RLS biographer Jeremy Hodges at 5pm on Saturday 13th November for a virtual talk on some of the fascinating characters Stevenson met on his travels.

You can get the podcast on most major podcast providers so look for Auld Reekie Retold to subscribe on your preferred platform.

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