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Apr
1
Sat
2017 Season Opening – April Fool’s Day: Medieval Style! @ Elgin Museum
Apr 1 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Elgin Museum opens for the 2017 Season on Saturday 1st April

Jester

April Fool’s Day: Medieval Style!

Help us celebrate our 2017 season opening and make a Fool of yourself!

 Family-friendly craft activities, fancy dress, jokes, silly hats, jesters…and more!

You can even try your hand at juggling and plate spinning with Circus Skills Workshops from Theatre Modo.

 The Museum is open from 11am to 4pm

Free entry – donations welcome

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Exhibition: Embroidering the Past – a textile exploration of the Pictish Stones of Moray @ Elgin Museum
Apr 1 @ 11:00 am – Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm

New Exhibition!

Embroidering the Past: a textile exploration of the Pictish Stones of Moray

Ruth Black is a textile artist specialising in embroidery, felt making and weaving. Her particular interest is in Celtic & Pictish art which she translates into designs for a wide variety of wearable art and items for the home. In this exhibition she employs many different textile techniques to explore the wealth of Pictish sculpture in the area. Ruth works at her studio in Inchmore, 6 miles from Inverness, where she runs the family business “Anna Macneil” with assistance from her daughter, and also teaches feltmaking.

Embroidered Burghead Bull

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Apr
5
Wed
Prehistoric Pots – Family Drop-in Activity (HHA2017) @ Elgin Museum
Apr 5 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Prehistoric Pots

Wednesday 5th April 2017, 11.00am – 3.00pm

How did our prehistoric ancestors store their food? What did they cook food in? Find out at this family activity and make your very own clay pot to take home with you.

Free Activity, no booking required.

Please note: all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Be prepared to get messy – please dress appropriately!

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Apr
12
Wed
Neolithic Carved Stone Balls – Family Drop-in Activity (HHA2017) @ Elgin Museum
Apr 12 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Neolithic Carved Stone Balls

Wednesday 12th April 2017, 11.00am – 3.00pm

Come along and try your hand at making your own clay replica of one of these mysterious stone balls. Fishing weights, weapons, gaming pieces…what do you think they might have been used for?

Free Activity, no booking required.

Please note, all children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Be prepared to get messy – please dress appropriately! 

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Apr
15
Sat
MUSEUM CLOSED – APOLOGIES
Apr 15 all-day

OUR APOLOGIES – THE MUSEUM IS CLOSED TODAY AS WE ARE HOSTING A WEDDING CEREMONY

Apr
28
Fri
Moray Society AGM @ Elgin Museum
Apr 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Moray Society AGM

6.30pm Friday 28th April, 2017

Elgin Museum Hall: Doors open at 6 pm

View the 2017 AGM Papers or find them in the latest newsletter.

Followed by a talk at 7.30pm by Professor Roger Jeffery, University of Edinburgh and Friederike Voigt, Senior Curator, Middle East & South Asia, National Museums Scotland:

“A taste for Indian sculpture: India, Moray and Elgin Museum”
Free entry – donations welcome!

 

A taste for Indian sculpture: India, Moray and Elgin Museum @ Elgin Museum
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Moray Society Lecture Series: Winter 2016/17

A taste for Indian sculpture: India, Moray and Elgin Museum

A talk by Professor Roger Jeffery, University of Edinburgh and Friederike Voigt, Senior Curator, Middle East & South Asia, National Museums Scotland

7.30 pm, Friday 28th April, 2017

In Elgin Museum Hall: Doors open at 7.15 pm

Free entry – donations welcome!

From the late 18th century, the growing European scholarly interest in ancient India, its language and religion informed the collecting of Indian sculptures by Scots in the military and civil service of the Honourable East India Company. Learned societies at home were competing with each other to acquire Hindu and Buddhist sculptures for their own collections.

In this talk Roger Jeffery will provide a historical context to understand the people from Moray who went to India in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Where did they come from and what did they do in India? What kinds of effects did these people have on the land of their birth? Against the background of a wider interest in Indian sculpture at their time, Friederike Voigt will talk about the lives of two men, James William Grant and Dr James Taylor, who donated their Indian and Indonesian sculpture to Elgin Museum. She will also outline the work which has been undertaken since the transfer of these sculptures to National Museums Scotland.

 

 

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Apr
29
Sat
The Vikings are Coming! (Elgin BID) @ Elgin Museum
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Viking ship

The Vikings are coming!

Channel your inner Viking and get ready to welcome the Up Helly Aa Jarl Squad to Elgin Museum (around 3pm)!

Join us from 2pm – 4pm for a variety of family-friendly Viking activities – practice your runes or make a Viking face mask!

Free activity, donations welcome.

Please note: all children must be accompanied by an adult.

In association with Elgin BID.

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May
6
Sat
New exhibition – James Byatt: Scottish Landscapes @ Elgin Museum
May 6 @ 11:00 am – May 26 @ 4:00 pm

James Byatt: Scottish Landscapes

James Byatt: Scottish Landscapes

An exhibition of photographs in aid of the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust and Elgin Museum.

Free entry – donations welcome!

Find out more about the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust

Treasure Trove Drop-in Finds Day (HHA2017) @ Elgin Museum - Side Hall
May 6 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Saturday 6th May , 2017

11.00am – 3.00pm, Elgin Museum Hall

Treasure Trove Drop-in Finds Day

Bring along your finds (recently found or found long ago!) for identification from the experts at the Treasure Trove Unit, learn more about the Treasure Trove process and how to report your finds.

Free entry – donations welcome!

For more information on the work of the Treasure Trove unit, visit their website.

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