A new Scottish national gallery, opening in 2021, has revealed its aim to make the nation’s history, heritage and culture more accessible to all through “wonderfully visual” storytelling. It also hopes to help address the findings of new research, published today (30 November 2020), which suggest that many people in Scotland (including those who said they know “a lot” about Scotland’s history) have limited knowledge of some key moments in Scotland’s past.
The research conducted by YouGov on behalf of The Great Tapestry of Scotland gallery and exhibition space in Galashiels, also illustrates that 71% of all those surveyed agree they are more likely to remember an event from history if they have seen an image depicting it. More details below.
Revealing the research findings Sandy Maxwell-Forbes, Centre Director for The Great Tapestry of Scotland added: “Our YouGov research suggests that many people in Scotland are unaware of some significant moments in Scottish history that feature in The Great Tapestry of Scotland. It also provides evidence that the Tapestry’s engaging and memorable images could play a key role in helping to address this.
“Indeed, many of those who have seen The Great Tapestry of Scotland tell us they were incredibly moved by its wonderfully visual account of the people’s story of Scotland. Some have said that they learned more about our nation’s history, heritage and culture from the Tapestry than anywhere else.
“Through a range of visual, tactile and digital displays, tours and workshops, our new accessible national gallery and exhibition space will truly build on this and take visitors from around the globe on a real journey of discovery as they learn about some of the key moments that have shaped our world and guide our future.”
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This video is misleading as it is not the centre, it will be replaced in the future with a film
In the meantime put a holding picture in as this will be just a skin
Please change video to image of Dorie & Tom holding the tapestry