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”.

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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Oct
16
Tue
“Archaeology is Rubbish” mini dig @ Elgin Museum Side Hall
Oct 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

“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

 

Oct
17
Wed
History Bites: Dr Mackie, Elgin’s former Medical Officer of Health, Museum stalwart and geologist @ Elgin Museum
Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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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Oct
18
Thu
“Famous Faces” mini dig @ Elgin Museum Side Hall
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

“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

 

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