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When We Are Young

When We Are Young

Baird Institute, Cumnock

15 Jan 2015

When We Are Young is an exhibition of play and recreation for children and adults, celebrating how we have played in the past. Toys, games, amusements, posters, records and lots of other fun things will be on display. Supported by Museums Galleries Scotland, the exhibition offers space for community-curated displays, where local people will tell the story of how they played in the past. Toys, games and music will give visitors the chance for some hands-on fun! This is a family friendly exhibition, suitable for all ages.

Linked to the exhibition is a digitisation project, which allows us to make our Toy collections more accessible online via our on-line exhibition. Look out for workshops and events throughout the year.



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1914-1918 - the Ayrshire Experience

1914-1918 - the Ayrshire Experience

Baird Institute, Cumnock

09 May 2014

100 years ago, in August 1914, the conflict that became known as the Great War began. It drew in nation after nation until it became truly a World War, affecting the lives of millions. This important anniversary will be marked nationwide.

Our exhibition concentrates on the experiences of men and women of Ayrshire who served in the armed forces or who worked on the land, in factories, or in hospitals. The ways in which the war and its fallen were commemorated in the years afterwards will also be featured. Each section will be illustrated by contemporary objects and images.

Linked to the exhibition is a digitisation project, supported by Heritage Lottery Fund, which will allow us to work with young people to make our World War One collections more accessible online. Look out for workshops and events throughout the year.

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