Thursday, 9 July 2015

Germans in Britain exhibition at the National Records of Scotland

From the National Library of Scotland (, news of a new exhibition at the archive entitled Germans in Britain:

An exhibition that highlights the immense contribution by Germans to British life is being shown in Scotland for the first time at the National Records of Scotland. Among the documents from Scotland's national archives chosen to tell the story of Germans in Scotland is a register recording the baptism in 1598 of the son of the German doctor who attended Anne of Denmark, James VI's queen.

The free exhibition explores the many facets of the long and productive relationship between Germans living and working in Britain and their hosts. It has been created by the Migration Museum Project in order to celebrate the history of co-operation and friendly relations between Britain and Germany.

The pop-up exhibition looks at how German connections have shaped everything from sport, business, the monarchy, science, music and the creative arts, and is complemented by specially selected original documents from the huge holdings of the National Records of Scotland.

The full press release is available at


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