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Jan
26
Thu
Open Evening @ Elgin Museum
Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

A fund raising and information evening in Elgin Museum, when volunteers and staff will give an overview of the work done in the Museum and will update everyone on the most recent developments and plans.   All are welcome and members are asked to bring along a friend in order that we can spread the word about the work that is being done by the Museum to preserve and promote local heritage.

Refreshments will be served and there will be a silent auction of donated works of art.  If you have any artwork you no longer need, please bring it along to be auctioned or hand it in to the Museum on a Monday or Tuesday before the event.

Feb
24
Fri
Pictish Art: The Pattern and Distribution of Early Medieval Sculpture on the Spey @ Elgin Museum
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Moray Society Lecture Series: Winter 2016/17

The Pattern and Distribution of Early Medieval Sculpture on the Spey: Pictish symbol stones and the influence of Christianity

A talk by John Borland, Measured Survey Manager, Historic Environment Scotland

7.30 pm, Friday 24th February, 2017

In Elgin Museum Hall: Doors open at 7 pm

Entry: £3, members £2, students £1.50

 

 

 

Mar
21
Tue
Volunteers’ Meeting @ Elgin Museum
Mar 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mar
27
Mon
Volunteers’ Meeting @ Elgin Museum
Mar 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Mar
31
Fri
What is Europe? The cultural landscape of its peoples @ Elgin Museum
Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Moray Society Lecture Series: Winter 2016/17

What is Europe? the cultural landscape of its peoples

Dr Lester Borley, CBE, former Sec. Gen. of Europa Nostra

7.30pm Friday 31st March, 2017

Entry: £3, members £2, students £1.50

Elgin Museum Hall: Doors open at 7 pm

Dr Lester Borley’s presentation on the nature of Europe will be fully illustrated and will stress the fact that Europe is not divided west to east (which is the common misconception), but is really divided north to south. He will illustrate this by reference to the geomorphology, and the religious and cultural interrelationships which have developed over time.

 

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

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