National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall events are free and take place at Kelvin Hall in Glasgow, unless we state otherwise.
List updated: 14 February.
International Women's Day event
'Hitherto unknown' workshop
Join National Library of Scotland curators and the 'Hitherto Unknown' team to consider the challenges of archiving non-paper texts, including film footage and web publications. Marking International Women’s Day, this workshop offers a chance to discuss how women are represented in web and moving image collections. Considering the uses of these collection items, the ways in which everyday lives can come to be viewed as radical statements is assessed. Inspired by writer and social activist, Tillie Olsen, this is one in a series of research workshops across Glasgow that aims to uncover writers and stories silenced by the barriers of gender, class and race.
Saturday 9 March
Free. Book 'Hitherto unknown workshop' on Eventbrite or phone 0845 366 4629.
Getting started with the Moving Image Archive
The National Library of Scotland's Moving Image Archive has been collecting and preserving films since 1976. All of Scots life can be seen: adverts, documentaries, home movies, promotional films, amateur comedies, educational programmes and more. This workshop is designed to introduce you to the archive and guide you through getting the most from searching our catalogue. Workshop lasts around one hour.
Wednesday 13 March
Free. Book 'Getting started with the Moving Image Archive' on Eventbrite or phone 0845 366 4629.
Myths and monsters
Join us for monster-themed fun at our Kelvin Hall family day. Marvel at the 'first sighting' of the Loch Ness monster on film and see some newly digitised Nessie films on our videowall. There's also the chance to see an amateur 16mm horror movie featuring a terrifying mud-monster!
Saturday 23 March
Free. No need to book, just drop-in. Suitable for all ages, families very welcome.