Pictish Arts Society Annual Conference: Moray and Beyond

Elgin Museum are delighted to host

The Pictish Arts Society Annual Conference 2018: Moray and Beyond

Saturday 6 October 2018 9.00 am – 6.00 pm

Elgin Pillar (c) PAS

Full day ticket £25.00 // Half day ticket £15.00 – advance booking required via the PAS website

This year’s Pictish Arts Society (PAS) conference will be held at Elgin Museum, focussing on the Picts in Moray and Beyond. Speakers include Dr Jane Geddes, Dr Gordon Noble and Steven Birch. Topics range from updates on the recent excavations at Burghead Pictish Fort, the search for the monastery of Deer in Aberdeenshire, and the latest interpretation of Pictish stones from Historic Environment Scotland.

The conference is open to PAS members and non-members. For more information on the conference and to book your ticket please visit the PAS website.

 

Also available:

Friday 5 October 2018: Private view of Elgin Museum 19.00-21.00 (£5.00) Advance booking required via the PAS website.
An opportunity for conference delegates to mingle and enjoy exclusive access to Elgin Museum’s collections, including a splendid array of Pictish sculpture from Moray. Refreshments included.

Sunday 7 October 2018: PAS Conference Field Trip to Moray and Beyond (£20.00) Advance booking required via the PAS website.
Coach departs from Elgin Cathedral at 09.00 sharp and aims to return there by 17.30. Stones included on the itinerary include Sueno’s Stone, Rodney’s Stone (Brodie Castle), and symbol stones at Ballintomb, Inverallan, Advie, Inveraven, Mortlach and Arndilly. A number of these stones are in private ownership and are therefore not readily accessible to the public. Participation in the field trip is by coach only and spaces are limited so advance booking is required. Spaces are limited so early booking is advised. Delegates are advised to bring appropriate footwear, waterproofs and a packed lunch although there will be an opportunity to get something to eat in Grantown-on-Spey.

 

 

“Famous Faces” mini dig

“Famous Faces” Mini Dig

Thursday 18th October 2018, 1 pm – 3 pm

Elgin Museum Side Hall

Come along and find out more about archaeology at our mini dig and use real tools to uncover artefacts and work out which famous face they belong to. Free event but booking is essential – contact Jen Kelshaw on 01343 543675 or email elginmuseumlearning@gmail.com to book your place.

Please note: this event suitable for ages 8 – 14 only

 

“Archaeology is Rubbish” mini dig

“Archaeology is Rubbish” Mini Dig

Tuesday 16th October 2018, 1 pm – 3 pm

Elgin Museum Side Hall

Come along and find out more about archaeology at our mini dig and use real tools to uncover artefacts. Free event but booking is essential – contact Jen Kelshaw on 01343 543675 or email elginmuseumlearning@gmail.com to book your place.

Please note: this event suitable for ages 8 – 14 only

 

History Bites: Dr Mackie, Elgin’s former Medical Officer of Health, Museum stalwart and geologist

History Bites Lunchtime Talks

Dr Mackie, Elgin’s former Medical Officer of Health, Museum stalwart and geologist

Wednesday 17th October 2018, 1 pm – 1.30 pm

Elgin Museum

Dr Mackie was eating his “piece” on a wall at Rhynie when he noticed fossils in the rock – Museum volunteer Alison Wright will be talking about this Rhynie Chert and introducing out recent acquisition (nicknamed “Trigger”).

History Bites is presented as part of the Highland Archaeology Festival 2018.

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History Bites: Secret archives from two world wars

History Bites Lunchtime Talks

Secret Archives of Two World Wars

Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 1 pm – 1.30 pm

Elgin Museum

Join Museum volunteer Edna Cameron for an exclusive insight into our latest acquisition: secret archive documents from two world wars exposing Moray defensive plans against attack.

History Bites is presented as part of the Highland Archaeology Festival 2018.

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History Bites: Jacobite tales

History Bites Lunchtime Talks

Jacobite Tales

Monday 1st October 2018, 1 pm – 1.30 pm

Elgin Museum

How did the Jacobites get their name? Join Museum volunteer Kristy Langdale to find out and learn about the Jacobites in Moray.

History Bites is presented as part of the Highland Archaeology Festival 2018.

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History Bites: behind the scenes of Elgin Museum

History Bites Lunchtime Talks

Behind the Scenes of Elgin Museum

Monday 15th October 2018, 1 pm – 1.30 pm

Elgin Museum

Ever wanted to know what goes on “behind the scenes” in a museum? Well now’s your chance! Join Museum Assistant Heather Townsend on a fascinating tour of Elgin Museum’s hidden secrets.

History Bites is presented as part of the Highland Archaeology Festival 2018.

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History Bites: Digging into the Elgin Castle excavations

History Bites Lunchtime Talks

Digging into the Elgin Castle Excavations

Wednesday 10th October 2018, 1 pm – 1.30 pm

Elgin Museum

Join Museum volunteer and archaeologist Claire Herbert to hear more about the often overlooked Elgin Castle and the archaeological excavation carried out there between 1972 and 1973. We’ll delve into the archives as we dig down into the fascinating world of medieval Elgin.

History Bites is presented as part of the Highland Archaeology Festival 2018.

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History Bites: John Shanks “The Drouthy Cobbler”

History Bites Lunchtime Talks

John Shanks “The Drouthy Cobbler”

Monday 8th October 2018, 1 pm – 1.30 pm

Elgin Museum

Join Museum volunteer Mary Shand to hear more about the life and times of John Shanks, a “weel-kent” face of 18th-19th Century Elgin also known as “The Drouthy Cobbler”.

History Bites is presented as part of the Highland Archaeology Festival 2018.

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Pictish Art Stones – family drop-in activity

Pictish Art Stones Family Drop-in Activity

Saturday 6th October 2018, 11 am – 4 pm

Elgin Museum Main Gallery

Bring your own or pick one of our stones on which to create your own Pictish design in charcoal, inspired by the Dandaleith Stone.

Be prepared to get messy – please dress appropriately!

Please note: all children must be accompanied by an adult

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