The David Livingstone Birthplace is scheduled to re-open in Summer 2020 after undergoing a £6.1 million refurbishment. It's a key visitor attraction near Glasgow on the site of the former Blantyre Works Mill, with cafe & shop, surrounded by 11 ha of parkland along the banks of the River Clyde.
David Livingstone was a Scottish physician and pioneering Christian missionary who became a life-long abolitionist and well-respected explorer in Africa. His extraordinary story transformed him into one of the most popular British heroes of the Victorian era.
EPISODE 6: #BlackHistoryMonth special with S.I. Martin
In this episode S.I. Martin (Author and Historian), Natalie Milor (Curator) and Alasdair Campbell (Communities and Partnership Development Officer) discuss the newly re-opened DLB museum in the context of Black History Month.
The group discuss the redevelopment process and why this work is vital within the museum sector and the wider social and political context. They consider what more must be done to open up collections and archives to communities and the importance of championing untold narratives of Black History. They also explore topics including decolonisation, why 'woke' culture receives so much criticism and what should be next for DLB.
Tunya Investigates - Episode 5, Religion part 2
In this episode of Tunya Investigates, we talk to Fizza who is one of our MGS Upskilling and Celebrating Volunteers Programme volunteers.
Fizza has been doing some research into people who travelled with David and people who he met while travelling – many of whom had different religions and beliefs to his own. We ask her a little bit about her research and what she’s discovered along the way that has surprised her.
We hope you enjoy the programme and for more learning resources about Religion and other topics, check out our website!
Tunya Investigates - Episode 4, Religion part 1
In this episode, Tunya is speaking to volunteer tour guide, museum trustee and former Christian missionary Douglas Hay about David Livingstone's faith and how it might have impacted his life and work.
As a former Christian missionary himself, Douglas has some interesting insights into Livingstone's life and brings some of his own experience to the episode.
Join us next time, when we'll be continuing with our Religion theme and speaking to volunteer researcher Fizza about some of the people David met who had different religions and beliefs from him.
We hope you enjoy the program! Check out our website for more resources relating to David Livingstone and Religion!
Tunya Investigates - Episode 3, Gender Inequality
In this episode, Tunya speaks to Kate Simpson about the women in David's life including his wife Mary and his cook Halima.
They talk about some of the difficulties of researching women's history and what Kate is looking forward to about the new museum exhibition.
For more learning resources related to Gender Inequality - check out our website: https://www.david-livingstone-birthplace.org/global-citizenship-gender-inequality.html
Tunya Investigates! Episode Two - Factory Life
Hello and welcome to another episode of Tunya Investigates!
Today we're talking about David's childhood in Blantyre. What did he get up to every day? What were his interests? What were his family like? When did he start working at the mill? What kind of child would David be if he was growing up today?
For answers to all these questions, listen to this second episode of Tunya Investigates!
Tunya Investigates! Episode One - Conservation
Welcome to Tunya Investigates! The new podcast brought to you by the David Livingstone Birthplace Project.
Join Tunya the Lion as he learns all about the Museum Collection and about David Livingstone himself. Today we are discussing a very special Hippo tooth from the museum's collection, how it got there and how we look after it. With special guest Learning Assistant Rosa Cato and host Tunya the Lion.
Intro and Outro music written and produced by Matt Stephen.