Events Calendar

Sep
22
Sat
Art Exhibition – Angus Donaldson: Another Eclectic Collection @ Elgin Museum
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm

NEW ART EXHIBITION

Another Eclectic Collection

by

Angus Donaldson

Saturday 21st September – Saturday 27th October 2018

Elgin Museum

Angus Donadson

This exhibition from Angus Donaldson, his third at Elgin Museum, again comprises a mixture of subjects including seascape, landscape, and wildlife. Oil, pastel and charcoal are the main mediums he uses and, whatever the subject, Angus tries to express movement and give life to the work.

Colour, contrasts and form in Nature fascinate Angus , as they mix and blend, at times vibrant in stark contrast, at times soft and muted, ever changing with the light. Angus has always been interested in art and has enjoyed drawing and painting since his school days. To a great extent, he is self-taught, although during the last twenty years he has regularly attended life drawing classes and benefited from various tutored workshops and painting groups.

In his own words: “Painting with others I believe to be a wonderful way of opening the mind to opportunity and when challenges and problems are shared, so often solutions have a way of presenting themselves”.

Sep
29
Sat
Coastal Art: Family drop-in event @ Elgin Museum Side Hall
Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Coastal Art Family Drop-in Activity

Saturday 29th September 2018, 1 pm – 3 pm

Elgin Museums Side Hall

Bring along your beach finds and marine debris or choose from ours and be inspired to make some unique art from frames to wall hangings and lots more.

Be prepared to get messy – please dress appropriately!

Please note: all children must be accompanied by an adult

Oct
1
Mon
History Bites: Jacobite tales @ Elgin Museum
Oct 1 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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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Oct
3
Wed
History Bites: Secret archives from two world wars @ Elgin Museum
Oct 3 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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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Oct
4
Thu
Moray Society Lecture Series 2018/19: Matthew Forster Heddle, Mineralist and Mountaineer – a talk by his great-great grandson, Hamish Johnston @ Elgin Museum
Oct 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Moray Society Lecture Series: 2018/19

7.30pm Thursday 4th October, 2018

Elgin Museum Hall: Doors open at 7.15 pm

Entry: £3, members £2, students £1.50

Matthew Forster Heddle book cover illustration

Matthew Forster Heddle, Mineralist and Mountaineer:

a talk by his great-great grandson, Hamish Johnston

After retiring as a HR Director, Hamish Johnston researched the life of Heddle, his great-great-grandfather. The result is ‘Matthew Forster Heddle: Mineralogist and Mountaineer’ published in 2015 by National Museums Scotland, which holds Heddle’s great mineral collection.

From 1845 Heddle spent 50 years exploring the entirety of Scotland to research his encyclopaedic The Mineralogy of Scotland (1901), for which he is still renowned in scientific circles.  The mountaineering dimension of this activity has been neglected, but this talk reveals Heddle’s achievements, and why he was revered by Hugh Munro, creator of the Tables of 3000 feet Mountains of Scotland.  In the course of his Scottish stravaiging, Heddle visited Elgin Museum in 1877. Rev Dr George Gordon of Birnie, naturalist and founder member of the Museum, led  Heddle and his colleagues on an excursion to the geological sites of interest along the Moray coast.

Oct
6
Sat
Pictish Arts Society Annual Conference: Moray and Beyond @ Elgin Museum Side Hall
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

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.

 

 

Pictish Art Stones – family drop-in activity @ Elgin Museum
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

Oct
8
Mon
History Bites: John Shanks “The Drouthy Cobbler” @ Elgin Museum
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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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Oct
10
Wed
History Bites: Digging into the Elgin Castle excavations @ Elgin Museum
Oct 10 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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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Oct
15
Mon
History Bites: behind the scenes of Elgin Museum @ Elgin Museum
Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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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