I recently witnessed the museum transform, as Edinburgh Festival Fever took hold!
You may have already noticed this festival fever on the streets of Edinburgh. It is easy to see it in many places around the city… Crowds swarm around street entertainers, music streams from street corners, people form long queues to squeeze into small rooms with the hope that someone will make them laugh and buildings often forgotten in the vast city landscape take on a new lease of life as they fling their doors open to comedians, musicians, artists and actors.
Need some #MondayMotivation? Just listen to a few seconds of singing from the Tshwane Gospel Choir. This was them performing at the #NMSAfterHours event at our museum on Friday. #EdFringe #Edinburgh #MuseumLates #EdinburghFestival @tshwanegospelchoir A video posted by National Museums Scotland (@nationalmuseumsscotland) on
Now on the main stage at #NMSAfterHours is Ticket to Bollywood. #EdFringe #Edinburgh #MuseumLates #EdinburghFestival #NationalMuseumsScotland A video posted by National Museums Scotland (@nationalmuseumsscotland) on
I stayed close to the Main Stage as Discoteque Machine took to the floor and I was immediately in awe of their crazy choreography. They encouraged some nimble members of the audience up to join them for a dance. I was equally impressed by all of the moves from these volunteers, they were soon all shaking their hips and waving their arms like professional Morphs!
In fact, a number of spaces became performance areas and there was a real sense of the Fringe happening all around the museum. I later spotted artists from the Da-da-darling group elegantly sweeping down the stairs and curators from the Art and Design department collecting opinions and sharing insights into the new Fashion and Style Galleries on Level 2.
— Ntl Museums Scotland (@NtlMuseumsScot) August 14, 2015
That’s a wrap! Thanks to all who joined tonight’s #NMSAfterHours at the museum! #EdFringe #MuseumLates #NationalMuseumsScotland #Edinburgh #EdinburghFestival A video posted by National Museums Scotland (@nationalmuseumsscotland) on