Public engagement project

Boomerang archives project

A collaborative community engagement project, co-created between Boomerang Community Centre and the University of Dundee.

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Start date

January 2018

Working with members of the Boomerang Reminiscence Group, the project encouraged and recorded their memories of home life, work and Dundee. Over several sessions and a visit to the Archive, the members used the collections as prompts to discuss their experiences and were encouraged to look out and share their own records of special times. Their generosity in donating these records helped us create the Boomerang collection.

Following a special end-of-project party, their recorded memories and photographs toured around the city to encourage other reminiscence groups to think about doing similar projects.

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