Making of Am Fasgadh by Isabel Frances Grant
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Making of Am Fasgadh
By Isabel Frances Grant

The Making of Am Fasgadh

An Account of the Origins of the Highland Folk Museum by Its Founder

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Making of Am Fasgadh by Isabel Frances Grant

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Dr Isabel Grant (1887-1983) was a pioneer who, early in life, was intrigued by the lives and ways of living of her fellow Highlanders. She eventually pursued this by collecting objects - farming, fishing, crofting and domestic - from across the Scottish Highlands and presenting them to the public, initially as an exhibition in Inverness in 1930, then in Iona, and later in a dedicated museum Am Fasgadh ('the Shelter'). The tenacity shown by Dr Grant in pursuit of an idea that first struck her while on a childhood visit to Sweden is revealed in her own words. In the face of indifference, little money, sexism and the erratic Scottish climate, Dr Grant succeeded in presenting items which told of the working and home lives of the people she so admired. Am Fasgadh continues today as the popular Highland Folk Museum at Kingussie and Newtonmore, Inverness-shire, Scotland.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781905267200
ISBN-10: 1905267207
Format: Paperback
(194mm x 128mm x 15mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: NMSE - Publishing Ltd
Publisher: NMSE - Publishing Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Isabel Frances Grant

Dr Isabel Grant MBE LLD (1887-1983) was an historian, folk museum pioneer and author.

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