Object History

Object History workshop led by Marija Nemčenko at the Summerlee Museum of Industrial Heritage in Coatbridge.
In this event Allan Putney, Cait Mcglinchey and Daina Bytautiene presented objects from their personal archives and participants had an opportunity to learn new research skills and uncover the story of Lithuanians in Scotland from the late 19th to the early 20th centuries. The presentations were happening alongside existing Lithuanian objects kept in the Summerlee museum’s collection.

Former president of the Bellshill Lithuanian Social Club Allan Poutney presented some of the objects he has donated to the museum collection including a Lithuanian Rag Rug made by his mother. Archivist Daina Byautiene and Marija presented materials from Daina’s personal archive including early Lithuanian travel documents. Cait McGlinchey presented materials and stories in relation to her family’s migration from Lithuania to Glenboig.

Researcher Peter Kormylo gave an introduction to archival research and image analysis in relation to his research into the Ukrainian diaspora in Scotland. Peter weaves similarities amongst Ukrainian and Lithuanian communities in Scotland. Followed by a discussion. This was the second workshop in the series.

Click on the images below to view photos of the event and listen to the talks