Dodo Roadshow: Robert Burns Museum

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To mark our selection as a Finalist in the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2015 we’re embarking on a unique and ambitious tour of the country – the Dodo Roadshow.

Beginning at Land’s End on 8 June and concluding in John O’Groats one week later, the famous Oxford Dodo will visit more than 20 museums and galleries along the way. At each stop the Dodo will ‘interview’ one of the venue’s star objects.

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum: Auld Lang Syne fragment

Burns2So, tell me about yourself – who are you and where do you come from?
I am a fragment of the world famous song Auld Lang Syne written by the hand of Scotland’s most famous poet Robert Burns.

What is it that makes you so special?
I am sung all over the world to reminisce and think of “old long ago”. I am an international anthem and one of Scotland’s gifts to the world.

Who looks after you in this place?
The RBBM Director, Curator, Conservator, Facilities Manager and Learning Manager all help  ensure my safety.

Do you remember life before the museum?
I was purchased by the Trustees of the Robert Burns Museum from Sotheby’s auction house in 1952.

What does the future hold for you?
I will be enjoyed for many future generations who look back on times (including today) gone by with ardour.

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