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Insights From The Collection - A Kaross

Date 30 March 2020

In 1856, during his African travels, David Livingstone stayed on the island of Mauritius as a guest of Major General Charles Murray Hay, whilst recovering from an illness that kept him journeying back to Britain.

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Meet the Team: Sandy Marshall

Date 11 November 2019

Sandy Marshall is the Volunteer Coordinator at the David Livingstone Birthplace. His role is to create a culture of volunteering to support and develop the visitor experience of the museum, when it reopens in 2020.

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Austin Ndala Explains Items from the David Livingstone Birthplace Collection

Date 28 October 2019

Austin Ndala is a Next Step Initiative trainee with the David Livingstone Birthplace Project. As a trainee, he gets to work in all aspects of museum and heritage practice, from community engagement to conservation.

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Meet the Team: Kate Smith

Date 2 October 2019

Kate Smith is the Collections Manager at the David Livingstone Birthplace Museum. As a heritage consultant, her role is to organise the museum’s collection and ensure objects are safe and accessible in anticipation of the museum’s reopening in 2020.

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Meet the Team: Natalie Milor

Date 3 August 2019

Natalie Milor is the Curator of the David Livingstone Trust. Her role is centred around working on the redesign of the new museum with our designers Event Communications.

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Pilkington Jackson Tableux

Date 2 August 2019

Charles d’Orville Pilkington Jackson, a prominent 20th Century British sculptor, was known for his work on some of Scotland’s most iconic landmarks, including The Scottish National War Memorial in Edinburgh Castle and statue of Robert the Bruce at Bannockburn.

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Lottie Roberts and Lucy Brayson Look Back at Their Time with the David Livingstone Trust

Date 1 August 2019

Lottie Roberts (Learning and Outreach Trainee) and Lucy Brayson (Curatorial and Community Engagement Trainee) - Skills for Success Learners, Museums Galleries Scotland supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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Meet the Team: Austin Ndala

Date 1 August 2019

Austin Ndala is a Next Step Initiative trainee with the David Livingstone Birthplace Project. As a trainee he gets to work in all aspects of museum and heritage practice, from community engagement to conservation.

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Meet the Team: Lesley Scott

Date 1 August 2019

Lesley Scott is an Accredited Social History Conservator and came to work on the Birthplace project at the end of 2018. Her main focus is the care and preservation of the Museums’ collection, it’s decant and return to the site and everything in-between.

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Meet the Team: Lara Lasisi

Date 1 August 2019

Lara Lasisi is a trainee with the Next Step Initiative Ethnic Minority Career, Museum & Built Environment Heritage Programme 2019.

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Meet the Team: Markus Stitz

Date 29 July 2019

Find out more about the team behind the Birthplace Project - Markus Stitz, Social Media Manager.

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Navigation Handling Box

Date 29 July 2019

We all use maps for different things, but the one thing we have in common is that we use them to navigate or find our way. David Livingstone did the very same thing when he created and used maps to help navigate across Africa in the 1850s during his Trans-African expedition.

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The Smoke That Thunders

Date 4 December 2018

16 November 1855 was the 163rd anniversary of David Livingstone reaching the Falls bordering of Zambia and Zimbabwe.


National Lottery Heritage Fund
Scottish Government
Historic Environment Scotland