Sunday, 30 October 2011

Black Watch museum suspends its research service

Just spotted the following when browsing the web today. Hopefully this will be a temporary suspension.

Suspension of Research Enquiries

We are sorry but at present the Museum has suspended its enquiry service. The staff who operate the enquiry services are working hard on improving collections care and management as part of our major redevelopment project.

The project will involve an extension to the castle which will provide:

  •     increased display space
  •     a large area for special exhibitions, education and events
  •     better storage for the Museum and archive collections
  •     an improved shop and ticket office
  •     accessible visitor facilities, including a tea room for visitors
  •     improved parking

The project will involve a major redevelopment of the existing museum building and galleries. We possess a fine collection of artefacts and records spanning the whole history of The Black Watch.  Through this we tell the story of the Regiment and the part it has played in the history of our nation.  We wish to add to, conserve and display our collection so as to honour in perpetuity the memory of the Regiment and the countless men who have served in it.

We therefore cannot respond in any detail to your request at this time. Please see our Tracing a Soldier webpage for further information that may be able to assist in answering your query.

Once again our apologies for not being able to help you at this time

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