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Highland Folk Museum Annual Seminar

Unchartered Places: Pioneering women of early 20th century Scotland

The Highland Folk Museum is hosting its third annual one-day seminar, on Weds 25th October in honour of our inspirational and pioneering founder Dr Isabel F Grant (1887-1983).

IF Grant

I.F. Grant

Our speakers will look at many pioneering women from the early 1900s including the suffragette movement, the influence of forward looking women in the development of the Mod and early women photographers.

Tickets: Adults £28 / Students £23 (Early bird offer of £5 discount valid until 18 August) Tickets include lunch and a goody bag to take home.

Tickets are available online here or in person at the museum. You can download a copy of the programme and booking form here Seminar Booking Form

We hope you can join us for an informative and enjoyable day.

Programme for the day

9.30               Registration and Coffee

10.00             Welcome and Opening Address

10.10             Susan Kruse– Suffrage in Badenoch and Strathspey

10.45             Melissa Davis – Bluestocking on the Western Front: Christina Keith                             (1889-1963) – Traveller, Scholar and Author

 11.20                         Coffee Break

11.40             Helen Pickles/Rachel Thomas – From creel to ciosan – documenting and conserving the baskets from the I F Grant Collection  

12.15              Susan Bennett – Towards a social service

12.50–2.00 Lunch/View Stores

Afternoon session chaired by Dr Margaret Mackay

2.00               Dr Pricilla Scott – Suas leis a’Ghidhlig!: The influence of innovative and forward looking- women in the development of the Mod in the early years of the twentieth century

2.35               Jenny Brownrigg – Early women photographers documenting Highland and Islands of Scotland: MEM Donaldson

3.10               Tea Break

3.30               Dr Margaret Bennett – Early women collectors

4.15               Summing up

4.30               Close