Events Calendar

Mar
28
Sat
Art Exhibition: The Lonely Sea and The Sky – Julie Reynolds @ Elgin Museum
Mar 28 @ 11:00 am – May 9 @ 4:00 pm

Art Exhibition

Julie Reynolds, The Lonely Sea and The Sky

The Lonely Sea and The Sky

Julie Reynolds

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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Apr
26
Sun
Fossil Finders’ Trail Event (bookable event)
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fossil Finders’ Trail Event

Sunday 26th April 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

This bookable event gives you a unique opportunity to explore the Moray Coastal Trail around Clashach Quarry with visiting palaeontologists. Come and see old sand dunes and view the footprints that animals older than the dinosaurs left behind.
A free return coach trip from the Museum to the quarry access road is provided. This trip involves walking over uneven ground and sensible footwear (preferably boots) must be worn. Please bring waterproofs and a snack/drink if you wish.

The Museum will be open in the afternoon (12.00 pm – 4.00 pm) so that you can see our temporary exhibition “At the Water’s Edge” alongside our displays of fossil fish and reptiles from the local area.

To book your place on either the morning or afternoon excursions please email: EMfossilfinders@gmail.com

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Fossil Finder’s Sunday – Museum Open @ Elgin Museum
Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Fossil Finders’ Sunday – Museum Open

Sunday 26th April 12.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Visit the Museum for an opportunity to view our new exhibition and other displays outwith normal Spring opening times.

Free entry, donations welcomed.

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Jun
7
Sun
Elgin Museum – Summer Sunday Opening @ Elgin Museum
Jun 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

South facade of Museum facing onto Elgin High Street

Elgin Museum Summer Sunday Opening 2020

1.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Visit us this summer on Sundays throughout June, July and August 2020, and enjoy free entry to new and favourite exhibits.

Entry is free, donations are welcomed.

Jun
14
Sun
Elgin Museum – Summer Sunday Opening @ Elgin Museum
Jun 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

South facade of Museum facing onto Elgin High Street

Elgin Museum Summer Sunday Opening 2020

1.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Visit us this summer on Sundays throughout June, July and August 2020, and enjoy free entry to new and favourite exhibits.

Entry is free, donations are welcomed.

Jun
21
Sun
Elgin Museum – Summer Sunday Opening @ Elgin Museum
Jun 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

South facade of Museum facing onto Elgin High Street

Elgin Museum Summer Sunday Opening 2020

1.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Visit us this summer on Sundays throughout June, July and August 2020, and enjoy free entry to new and favourite exhibits.

Entry is free, donations are welcomed.