Nat Museums Scotland seeking pupils for research project

National Museums Scotland are seeking pupils to take part in a research project

Are your pupils interested in working with National Museums Scotland on a new research project? Do they have family links with either East Asia or Poland?

We’re looking for 4 senior secondary school pupils who have links to East Asia or Poland to undertake a project with staff from the National Museum of Scotland. The research project is focusing on Poland and East Asian countries: China (including Hong Kong), Japan, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. The wider project looks at the experiences of commercial migrants between Scotland and these countries from 1600s to present day.

We want to find out more about how objects help maintain links of identity between the migrant’s source and destination country. As part of this project, we want to include the voices of pupils in Scotland who have links to Poland or East Asia. Pupils would take part in research with museum staff and would speak about their findings at Trading Places, a public event in the museum, on 25 October. This event is also open for S5-6 pupils and teachers to attend free of charge.

For more information, and for details of how to apply, please download our information sheet (or see attached). The closing date is 1 September 2017.

More details about the Trading Places event, including how to book, can be found online:





Sarah Cowie
Learning Officer (Schools)
Telephone: 0131 247 4046
National Museums Scotland
Chambers Street
Edinburgh EH1 1JF


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