Events Calendar

Sep
29
Sun
Elgin Museum – Summer Sunday Opening @ Elgin Museum
Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

South facade of Museum facing onto Elgin High Street

Elgin Museum Summer Sunday Opening 2019

1.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Visit us this summer on Sundays throughout July, August and September 2019 (excluding Sunday 28th July 2019), and enjoy free entry to new and favourite exhibits.

Entry is free, donations are welcomed.

Jan
30
Thu
Moray Society Lecture Series 2019/20: Bridgescapes: a journey through Scotland’s bridge-building heritage @ Elgin Museum Side Hall
Jan 30 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

The Moray Society Lecture Series: 2019/20

2.30pm Thursday 30th January, 2019

Elgin Museum Hall: Doors open at 2.00 pm

Entry: £3, members £2, students £1.50

Bridgescapes: a journey through Scotland’s bridge-building heritage

a talk by L. Bruce Keith

Craigellachie Bridge

Bruce is a surveyor and environmentalist, having started his professional career working on several Perthshire estates with the Department of Agriculture. His interest in bridges stems from his
childhood, from his father, who was a local authority engineer responsible for bridges in the Highlands of Scotland. His passion for Scottish history, geography and landscapes continues. Publication of his fully illustrated book of the same title as our talk coincided with the completion of the tremendous new cable-stayed design Queensferry Crossing. Bridges closer to home in Moray will also be covered in his talk. Join us at Elgin Museum’s first event to celebrate Year of Coasts and Waters 2020.

 

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Feb
8
Sat
Pictish Stones Workshop @ Elgin Museum
Feb 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Fragment of pictish cross slab

Pictish Stones Workshop

Saturday 8th February 2020, 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Elgin Museum Side Hall

Join sculptor Mary Bourne at Elgin Museum to learn more about the art and process of Pictish carved stones at this hands-on workshop. Learn about Pictish stones and the symbols used, see how they might have been carved, and design your own Pictish symbols to create a slate plaque.

The workshop is suitable for over-16s only. Places are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment! Tickets can be booked through our Eventbrite page.

This workshop is a free workshop offered thanks to the support of Findhorn Bay Arts and Discover Moray’s Great Places.

For more information, please contact: elginmuseumevents@gmail.com

About Mary Bourne

Mary Bourne is a visual artist whose work considers how we live in our world. Based in the North East of Scotland, the major theme in her work is our environment and how we relate to it, both physically and subjectively. Trained at Edinburgh College of Art and a John Kinross Scholar in 1985, her professional experience has included numerous public commissions, including interpretative artworks at Bennachie, Aberdeenshire; Mallerstang, East Cumbria and Mugdock Country Park, Milngavie. She has worked with high profile architects like Page/Park (Eden Court Theatre) and Malcolm Fraser (Scottish Poetry Library), as well as with the Scottish Historic Buildings Trust and Historic Environment Scotland on a contemporary carving project for the 16th century Riddle’s Court on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.

http://www.marybourne.co.uk/

 

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Feb
28
Fri
Moray Society Lecture Series 2019/20: Tales of Gordon Castle @ Elgin Museum Side Hall
Feb 28 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

The Moray Society Lecture Series: 2019/20

2.30pm Friday 28th February, 2020

Elgin Museum Hall: Doors open at 2.00 pm

Entry: £3, members £2, students £1.50

Tales of Gordon Castle

a talk by Angus Gordon Lennox

Gordon Castle

Join us to hear tales of the history, and more recent developments, of Gordon Castle.

 

Mar
28
Sat
ELGIN MUSEUM OPENS FOR THE 2020 SEASON @ Elgin museum
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

ELGIN MUSEUM OPENS FOR 2020

Saturday 28th March 2020, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

Join us in celebrating the start of our 2020 season, and the opening of our new exhibition “At the Water’s Edge”  

Free entry, donations welcomed!

Art Exhibition: To the Lonely Seas and the skies – oil paintings by Julie Reynolds (BA, ECA) @ Elgin Museum
Mar 28 @ 11:00 am – May 9 @ 4:00 pm

Art Exhibition

Julie Reynolds, The Lonely Sea and The Sky

To the Lonely Seas and the skies

Oil paintings by Julie Reynolds (BA, ECA)

Saturday 28th March to Saturday 9th May 2020

Elgin Museum, First Floor Gallery

Originally from Elgin, Julie Reynold first studied violin and piano at the Rsamd before taking classes with John Beagles at GSA.
She then modelled for and attended classes with Drummond Mayo, RSW which led to her doing a part time degree in Combined studies at ECA before starting teacher training at Ayr College.

Julie has exhibited at the RGI, Moray Arts Centre and Elgin Library and, in 2012, she was shortlisted for the BP portrait award.

Since moving back to the area eight years ago and living on the headland in Burghead, Julie’s work has been very much influenced by her proximity to the sea, trying to capture the various moods and colours. She paints mainly in oils.

 

Free exhibition, donations welcomed.

 

Apr
19
Sun
Elgin Museum – A Quiet Afternoon (bookable activity) @ Elgin Museum
Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

1.00 pm – 4.00 pm, Sunday 19th April 2020

Elgin Museum – A Quiet Afternoon

(bookable activity)

Would you or your family appreciate a quieter space in which to see the our new ‘At the Water’s Edge’ exhibition and permanent displays? On Sunday 19th April 2020, we are offering you the opportunity to visit and enjoy Elgin Museum in a quieter and calmer environment.

Free activity – places are limited, and must be booked in advance. Email: EMatwe2020@gmail.com for more information or to book your place

 

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Apr
24
Fri
THE MORAY SOCIETY AGM 2020 @ ELGIN MUSEUM
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

The Moray Society AGM

Friday 24th April 2020, 6.30 pm (doors open at 6.00 pm)

Elgin Museum Side Hall

 

Papers to follow.

Moray Society Lecture Series 2019/20: At the Water’s Edge: tetrapod evolution revisited @ Elgin Museum Side Hall
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Moray Society Lecture Series: 2019/20

7.30pm Friday 24th April 2020

Elgin Museum Side Hall: Doors open at 7.00 pm

FREE ENTRY

At the Water’s Edge: tetrapod evolution revisited

a talk by Professor Per Ahlberg, Uppsala University

Reconstruction of Elginerpeton pancheni (c) Per Ahlberg

Reconstruction of Elginerpeton pancheni (C) Per Ahlberg

Per first identified and described the fossils in our current exhibition in the early 1990s. These early tetrapod fossils, the oldest in the world, help explain how fins became feet and how fish moved out of the water and onto land. Today Per is one of the world-leading researchers on the origin of tetrapods. He will discuss the significance of Elginerpeton pancheni, ‘the crawler from Elgin’, as well as the fossil footprints from Tarbat Ness, and provide an update on the rapidly-changing story of tetrapod evolution.

The lecture forms part of our Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 programme.

Free entry, donations welcomed.

 

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Apr
25
Sat
Fossil Finders’ Drop-In Day @ Elgin Museum
Apr 25 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Fossil Finders’ Drop-in Day

Saturday 25th April 2020, 11.00 am – 4.00 pm

Bring your potential fossil finds to the Museum, have them identified by expert palaeontologists, and compare them with items in our fossil handling box.

For more, please email: EMfossilfinders@gmail.com

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