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Museum joins prestigious national consortium

HMS Unicorn syncs up with Industrial Museums Scotland. 

The Unicorn Preservation Society (UPS) is delighted to be accepted as a provisional member of Industrial Museums Scotland (IMS) to share in the expertise and knowledge of joint projects.

Industrial Museums Scotland is a dynamic group of industrial museums in Scotland, including the Scottish Maritime Museum, Discovery Point, Verdant Works, and The National Mining Museum of Scotland. It was established to ensure that industrial heritage, with its unique challenges and position in Scotland’s history, becomes a sustainable part of the future of Scotland’s cultural and heritage sector.

Also known as Go Industrial, the aim of IMS is to ensure that Scotland's amazing industrial heritage continues to play an important role in Scotland’s rich culture, and serves to inspire the future whilst safeguarding the past. The IMS member museums cover the wealth of Scotland’s industry, from mining to shipbuilding, fisheries to textile mills, and most importantly, these museums tell the stories of the people who served as the backbone to these industries.

This partnership is a step towards recognising the importance of HMS Unicorn to Scotland’s heritage. HMS Unicorn will be an active participant in upcoming projects, including the Powering Our People project, which aims to address the skills gap for those who care for industrial heritage, and help ensure a future for nationally significant heritage collections.

As well as delivering and supporting heritage projects, the collective group meets for the purpose of mutual support and information exchange, IMS acts as an advocate for industrial and independent museums to a variety of bodies and stakeholders. To learn more about Go Industrial and the Powering Our People project please visit www.goindustrial.co.uk.

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