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National Museum of Scotland: Voices of the Sea “From Orkney to Oceania”
February 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Explore the importance of the sea to island communities in Scotland and the Pacific. Join us at the National Museum of Scotland for a selection of film screenings followed by a reflective panel discussion.
“You know, when you’re standing on the beach and there’s this huge expanse of ocean, it can put things into perspective for you. But it can also make you realise that we’re all connected, because the fish use the ocean to migrate, so I think it’s really important to respect that space.”
– Sian Tarrant, Orkney
Hosted by performance artist, comedian and journalist James Nokise, hear from representatives of Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Living Seas project, and learn about the work of grassroots network 350 Pacific. Inspired by our current exhibition, Rising Tide: Art and Environment in Oceania, learn how the sea is a crucial source of ecology, economy and cultural heritage.
This event offers a unique opportunity to delve deeper into the sea’s intrinsic relationship with place and belonging, and the social and environmental impacts of climate change and plastic pollution on it.