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Celebrating Scotland's role in a history of the world

The world's oldest football (Smith Art Gallery and Museum)
Celebrate Scotland's contribution to world history at the Smith in Stirling

A Relic Trail of historical objects inspired by a Children's BBC TV series has been launched by the Smith Art Gallery and Museum.

The trail invites children and families to form teams to discover and observe a number of objects in a challenge inspired by the programme Relic: Guardians of the Museum.

Visitors will be encouraged to look at an item for a fixed amount of time before drawing it from memory, or strike a pose based on an exhibit, or decipher a code-based puzzle based on the exhibits in the museum's collection.

They include the world's oldest football, the world's oldest curling stone and Pampa the horse.

Inspiration

Jamie Rea, executive producer at CBBC, said the Relic Trail - which also appears in the Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life and Dumfries Museum - would be a test of memory, reasoning and problem solving.

"Bringing history to life was the inspiration for the CBBC series and these trails give families the chance to do just that as they discover the stories and personalities behind their local museum's collection," said Jamie.

"We hope that the families taking part will not only love the challenge of completing the Relic Trails but will also learn something new about the objects they encounter."

Exhibits in the Smith Art Gallery and Museum, Stirling, also feature in the BBC's A History of the World project and website.




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