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Apr
13
Fri
Very Superstitious – Lucky Charms @ Elgin Museum Side Hall
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Bad luck charms

Very Superstitious – Lucky Charms

Friday 13th April 2018, 1 pm – 3 pm

Elgin Museum (Side Hall)

Ever wondered WHY 13 is an unlucky number? Should you avoid black cats? Why did the Egyptians think beetles were lucky? And is there even such a thing as a four-leaf clover? Join us and make your own luck!

We’ll be making black cat door hangers, four leaf-clover charm badges and scarab beetle amulets.

Suitable for ages 5-14, under 12s must be accompanied by an adult.

Free entry, drop-in, no booking required.

Apr
27
Fri
Art Exhibition Launch Event – Frances Innes: Hazy Horizons @ Elgin Museum
Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Example of frances Innes painting

Art Exhibition Launch Event

Hazy Horizons

by 

Frances Inness

Friday 27th April 2018 5 pm – 8.30 pm

Join us for an exclusive preview of our first art exhibition of 2018, Hazy Horizon by Frnces Innes. Entry is free, donations welcome. Drinks and nibbles will be on offer, as well as the opportunity to meet the artist.

This exhibition by north east artist Frances Innes is named “Hazy Horizons”, which describes the moody seascapes and misty moorlands on show in the historic Elgin Museum.

Frances Innes’s inspiration comes from the natural environment, the wild places, the sea, shore, cliffs, haar, snow, the changing weather and the drama of it all. The far north west of Scotland, the Highlands and Deeside are all her favourite places – where the land meets the sea, the sky meets the hilltops, the bogs, the mists, the places where midges roam and therefore not many people.

Frances Innes is originally from Aberdeen but now lives in Peterhead. She is mainly self-taught. Having always drawn and painted, she only started painting for local exhibitions and later for galleries some 15 years ago, once she had space for a studio.

Frances is a member of Aberdeen Artists Society and has exhibited with them at Aberdeen Art Gallery and Duff House. You may also have seen her work at Aberdeen airport, Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen University, Banff Castle, Larks Gallery, Ballater and Arbuthnot Museum, Peterhead and many other galleries and exhibitions throughout the north east.

The Moray Society AGM 2018 @ Elgin Museum
Apr 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

The Moray Society AGM 2018

Friday 27th April 2018, 6.30 pm

Elgin Museum Side Hall

Doors open 6.00 pm

Papers will be circulated to members in advance, can be viewed in the Museum or can be downloaded here: 2018 AGM Papers (pdf 159kb).

Moray Society Lecture Series 2017/18: Elgin CARs Project – opportunities and challenges @ Elgin Museum
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Moray Society Lecture Series: Winter 2017/18

7.30pm Friday 27th April, 2018

Elgin Museum Hall: Doors open at 7.15 pm

Elgin Museum wrapped in scaffolding

Elgin CARs Project – opportunities and challenges

A talk by Pinny Neil, MArch Bsc (Hons) RIAS RIBA Conservation Accredited Architect at LDN Architects

Hear about the recent Elgin Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARs) and the challenges of the building repairs at Elgin Museum.

Free entry, donations welcomed!

Please note: the lecture will be held in the Side Hall, but entry is via the Museum main entrance.

Apr
28
Sat
Art Exhibition – Frances Innes: Hazy Horizons @ Elgin Museum
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – Jun 9 @ 4:00 pm

NEW ART EXHIBITION

Hazy Horizons

by

Frances Innes

Saturday 28th April – Saturday 9th June 2018

Elgin Museum

Example of frances Innes painting

 

This exhibition by north east artist Frances Innes is named “Hazy Horizons”, which describes the moody seascapes and misty moorlands on show in the historic Elgin Museum.

Frances Innes’s inspiration comes from the natural environment, the wild places, the sea, shore, cliffs, haar, snow, the changing weather and the drama of it all. The far north west of Scotland, the Highlands and Deeside are all her favourite places – where the land meets the sea, the sky meets the hilltops, the bogs, the mists, the places where midges roam and therefore not many people.

Frances Innes is originally from Aberdeen but now lives in Peterhead. She is mainly self-taught. Having always drawn and painted, she only started painting for local exhibitions and later for galleries some 15 years ago, once she had space for a studio.

Frances is a member of Aberdeen Artists Society and has exhibited with them at Aberdeen Art Gallery and Duff House. You may also have seen her work at Aberdeen airport, Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen University, Banff Castle, Larks Gallery, Ballater and Arbuthnot Museum, Peterhead and many other galleries and exhibitions throughout the north east.

May
5
Sat
#ElginMuseumRocks – drop in activity @ Elgin Museum
May 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

#ElginMuseumRocks

Saturday 5th May 2018, 12 pm – 2 pm

Elgin Museum

elginmuseumrocks

Find the Scottish-themed #ElginMuseumRocks around the town between 10am-4pm.
Collect them, photograph them or hide them somewhere else and share your photos with us on Instagram and Twitter using #ElginMuseumRocks. 
Then join us in the Museum to create your own fantastic designs between 12-2pm.

Free entry

Please note: all children need to be accompanied by an adult.

May
7
Mon
Museum Mondays – Picnic at the Museum @ Elgin Museum
May 7 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Museum Mondays – Picnic at the Museum

Monday 7th May 2018, 12 pm – 3 pm

Elgin Museum

picnic hamper

Beat the Bank Holiday weather and bring your picnic to the Museum, enjoy your sandwiches in the comfort of the hall before exploring the galleries and all our new family activities. We’ll even provide the blanket!*

FREE – DROP-IN

*First Come First Served for Picnic Blankets!

Please note: all children need to be accompanied by an adult.

May
18
Fri
Marbles to Minecraft – Play Through the Ages: Tots Traditional Nursery Rhyme & Game Session @ Elgin Museum
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Marbles to Minecraft – Play Through the Ages:

Tots Traditional Nursery Rhyme & Game Session

Friday 18th May 2018, 10 am – 11 am

Elgin Museum

Festival of Museums

Sensory play with toys from through the ages, nursery rhymes and games for ages 0-5 years.

Free entry but booking essential.

To book, email: elginmuseumlearning@gmail.com

Please note: for ages 0-5 years only, all children need to be accompanied by an adult.

Marbles to Minecraft – Play Through the Ages: Dementia Friendly Reminiscence Session @ Elgin Museum
May 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Marbles to Minecraft – Play Through the Ages:

Dementia Friendly Reminiscence Session

Friday 18th May 2018, 2 pm – 3 pm

Elgin Museum

Festival of Museums

A relaxed and informal session for those with dementia and their carers. Come along and explore the Museum. Working with the ‘Play Through the Ages’ theme we will handle and discuss toys from our collection, reminisce about favourite childhood pastimes, songs and rhymes, and enjoy a cuppa after!

Free entry but booking essential.

To book, email: elginmuseumlearning@gmail.com

May
19
Sat
Marbles to Minecraft – Play Through the Ages: Museum Open Day @ Elgin Museum
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Marbles to Minecraft – Play Through the Ages:

Museum open Day

Saturday 19th May 2018, 11 am – 3 pm

Elgin Museum

Festival of Museums

Fun and Games at the Museum!

Join us for a day of old-fashioned fun with games from Medieval to Modern times. From marbles to Minecraft, tiddlywinks to Twister and everything in between! Play games, make your own toys, reminisce about songs and rhymes from childhood or bring along a board game. There will also be special activity trails, dressing up and toy-making sessions throughout the day.

Free entry

Please note: all children need to be accompanied by an adult.

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