Making History Over Again: Collaborating with Communities to Make the NATION // LIVE

Presented by Robin Baillie, Senior Outreach Officer, National Galleries of Scotland

Robin Baillie investigates how historical works of art can empower communities to narrate their own historical experience by creating new works of art, based on the National Galleries of Scotland’s recent outreach initiative the Nation//Live: Work, Union, Faith, Civil War and Roots which links the portraits and personalities of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery to communities in four regions, with the fifth encounter (Roots) operating nationwide. Robin’s presentation assesses whether his project’s critical investigations of constitutive elements of Scottish history: industrial work, ‘North Britishness’, religion, rebellion and ethnicity can actually aid our participants’ ability to shape Scotland’s future on their own terms.

Responsible for our Education Outreach programmes, Robin Baillie, together with his colleague Richie Cumming, is reaching the end of a two-year project related to the redevelopment and reinterpretation of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

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Robin Baillie investigates how historical works of art can empower communities to narrate their own historical experience by creating new works of art, based on the National Galleries of Scotland’s current outreach initiative The Nation//Live: Work, Union, Faith, Civil War and Roots. Robin’s presentation assesses whether our project’s critical investigations of constitutive elements of Scottish history: industrial work, ‘North Britishness’, religion, rebellion and ethnicity can actually aid our participants’ ability to shape Scotland’s future on their own terms.

[Duration 23:08]