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Preserving Pasts, Imagining Futures | Scotland’s Photograph Album

Online via Zoom
  • Tuesday 26 October, 2-3.30 pm

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In the run-up to the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, Glasgow, 31 October – 12 November 2021 (COP26), the National Library of Scotland and National Galleries of Scotland are inviting visitors to respond creatively to works from the national collections to visualise how Scotland has been and will continue to be impacted by the climate and ecological emergency, unless decisive action is taken.

Join, visual artist, Katharine Aarrestad and Blake Milteer, curator of photography at the MacKinnon Collection (described as Scotland’s photograph album) to share and discuss Mackinnon’s images and yours; what they say about Scotland’s past, present and future in relation to climate change. For this session you are invited to bring: One photograph of Scotland which links explicitly or implicitly to climate change. This could be an area of concern, a place dear to you, a particular event, beauty spot, image relating to work or leisure, landscape or wildlife, news or history related. For ease of sharing during the workshop, please send your photographs to [email protected] once you receive your confirmation email. Please be aware that we would like to share some of these images on our website during COP26 to continue the narrative.

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This collection photograph showing an aeroplane on Barra Sands from the Papers of Seton Gordon, left, is reimagined.

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