Modus Arts is seeking a Project Coordinator for the Tape Letters project which seeks to rediscover audio cassettes recorded by Pakistani-heritage communities in Scotland and exchanged with family and friends overseas. These will be archived the at the National Library of Scotland, creating a permanent and protected collection of heritage artefacts and a unique insight into the migratory experience and the Scottish-Pakistani identity.
The collection will be supplemented by a series of new oral history interviews with those who recall the use of ‘tape letters’, adding further context to the collection currently held at the Bishopsgate Institute in London. At the conclusion of the project, a series of exhibitions and associated outputs will ensure that the project celebrates the heritage it protects, with and for as wide an audience as possible.
The project is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and initial project partners include the National Library of Scotland, The Scottish Oral History Centre, Edinburgh Council, and various community groups in Glasgow.