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November 2014

Exhibition made from glass to highlight the fragility of war
Internationally known Scottish glass artist Alison Kinnaird will visit Aberdeen Art Gallery this Friday [28 November] to launch the showing of her installation, Unknown in the city's Cowdray Hall Memorial.
27 November 2014

Fashioned for fishing
The 'gansey' - a distinctive, seamless, woollen pullover traditionally worn by seamen and fishermen - will be the focus of a new exhibition, which opens on Saturday 15 November at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow.
13 November 2014

October 2014

Major new print exhibition for Aberdeen Art Gallery this autumn
A major exhibition featuring new work in print by outstanding national and international artists commissioned by the Scottish Print Network opens at Aberdeen Art Gallery on Saturday 11 October.
8 October 2014

September 2014

Last chance this week to see Kaffe Fassett exhibition at Aberdeen Art Gallery
Aberdeen Art Gallery is gearing up for a busy final week of showing its summer exhibition Kaffe Fasset 50 Years in Colour which finishes on Saturday 25 September.
23 September 2014

New Season of Lunchbreak Concerts Launches
This week sees the launch of the new season of Lunchbreak Concerts at Aberdeen's Cowdray Hall.
23 September 2014

Architectural gems prepare to open their doors as part of annual event
Doors Open Day in Aberdeen will see a bumper number of buildings open to the public on Saturday 13 September.
8 September 2014

August 2014

Gallery to host book signing event with Kaffe Fassett
World renowned knitwear and textile designer Kaffe Fassett will sign copies of his books at 11am on Saturday 30 August at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.
29 August 2014

Aberdeen Art Gallery’s major summer exhibition sees record number of visitors
About 28,000 visitors - twice as many visitors for the same period last year - have visited the gallery to see the first major exhibition in Scotland to celebrate the work of world renowned knitwear and textile designer Kaffe Fassett.
19 August 2014

City’s art collection is on the mov-ie
A film which explores the journey that Aberdeen Art Gallery's Collections will make from its home in Schoolhill to the new Museum Collections Centre in Northfield, has gone on show.
8 August 2014

July 2014

Kaffe Fassett’s first major Scottish exhibition draws crowds to Aberdeen Art Gallery
Kaffe Fasset's first Scottish exhibition has drawn thousands of visitors to Aberdeen Art Gallery in its opening days.
15 July 2014

June 2014

Hidden gems from Royal Deeside to go on show
An exhibition which reveals hidden treasures from Royal Deeside will open to the public on Saturday 21 June at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow.
18 June 2014

Scottish first for Aberdeen Art Gallery’s major summer exhibition
The first major exhibition in Scotland to celebrate the work of world renowned knitwear and textile designer Kaffe Fassett will be held this summer at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.
5 June 2014

May 2014

Adults only after hours at Aberdeen Art Gallery
A new addition to Aberdeen's events calendar will give people a chance to see one of the city's best known and loved spaces in a whole new light from 6.30pm until 10pm on Friday 16 May at Aberdeen Art Gallery.
9 May 2014

Annual event offers local artists the chance to be part of prestigious exhibition
The prestigious Aberdeen Artists Society's exhibition will open to the public on Saturday 10 May at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.
8 May 2014

April 2014

Museum’s 30th anniversary focus of photography exhibition
A photography display to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Aberdeen Maritime Museum will open on Saturday 19 April in the Shiprow venue.
17 April 2014

Scottish and African children get creative to show impact of oil industry on their daily lives
The impact of the oil industry on the North-east of Scotland and Sub-Saharan Africa is the focus of a new exhibition, created by young people from the two regions, which opens at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow this weekend (Saturday 12 April).
11 April 2014

March 2014

Youth forum weaves creative activities for young people
Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums new Youth Forum is set to deliver its first-ever event for young people on Friday 11 April.
27 March 2014

February 2014

The Great Tapestry of Scotland comes to Aberdeen
The artwork at the heart of Scotland's largest ever community arts project will go on public display on Saturday 15 February in Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.
13 February 2014

Local World War II heroine subject of lunchtime talk
Marion Patterson was born in Aberdeen in 1911 but moved to Canada as a small child with her parents Mr & Mrs Chalmers.
10 February 2014

January 2014

Aberdeen’s lost department stores feature in new exhibition
An exhibition which takes a fond look back at three of the best known department stores from times past in Aberdeen has opened at the Tolbooth Museum, Castle Street.
27 January 2014

Exhibition to pay homage to Aberdeen’s most famous astronomer
The first-ever exhibition in Scotland to commemorate the life and work of Sir David Gill, Aberdeen's most famous astronomer, will open to the public on Saturday 18 January at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow.
16 January 2014

Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums Launches Youth Forum
Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums is looking for enthusiastic young people to join its new Youth Forum.
8 January 2014

December 2013

Free Concert Offers a Cure for the New Year Blues
Lunchbreak Concerts at the Cowdray Hall start another exciting year of music in Aberdeen with the first event at 1pm on Saturday 04 January.
23 December 2013

Aberdeen Art Gallery Redevelopment Moves a Step Closer
Aberdeen Art Gallery's proposed redevelopment has moved another step closer following a decision taken by Full Council on Wednesday 18 December 2013.
18 December 2013

Archives Reveal Truth about Witchcraft in Aberdeen
A limited number of places are still available for a free illustrated talk about the history of persecutions for witchcraft in Aberdeen.
6 December 2013

November 2013

Avoid rush hour traffic by unwinding with a little early night music
The first in a series of free rush hour concerts at Aberdeen's Cowdray Hall get under way next week with a performance by one of Scotland's finest concert pianists
29 November 2013

The Great Tapestry of Scotland is coming to Aberdeen
The artwork at the heart of Scotland's largest ever community arts project will go on display in Aberdeen Art Gallery next year [February 2014].
29 November 2013

Archaeologist to discuss Marischal College excavations
The results of a recent study of the bones of seven men thought to be Fransican friars discovered during archaeological digs during the refurbishment of Marischal College are to be discussed during a lunchtime talk tomorrow [05 November].
5 November 2013

October 2013

Creative sessions to inspire next generation of artists
BP Portrait Award: Next Generation, which looks to creatively engage young people aged 14-19 years old with portraiture, through the BP Portrait Award, returns to Aberdeen Art Gallery next month [November 2013].
29 October 2013

The Great War with James McBey – Are you 14-21 years old? Aberdeen Art Gallery needs YOU!
Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums is inviting applications from young people aged 14-21 to take part in an exciting, free project to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War and Aberdeen's involvement in it.
3 October 2013

July 2013

A major exhibition of one of Scotland’s best loved artists set to open at Aberdeen Art Gallery
Aberdeen Art Gallery is delighted to host a stunning exhibition of the work of one of Scotland's best loved artists, SJ Peploe, which opens on Saturday 13 July.
9 July 2013

Aberdeen to Argentina: tug stands test of time
A historic tug which was built in Aberdeen 80 years ago has been found in Argentina.
2 July 2013

June 2013

Memorabilia of Royal visit to Aberdeen goes on display
A display of photographs and memorabilia from Edward VII's visit to the Granite City in 1906 has gone on display at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow.
27 June 2013

April 2013

Aberdeen Art Gallery’s redevelopment receives Heritage Lottery Fund support
Aberdeen Art Gallery has been awarded a First-round pass* for funding of £10million from the Heritage Lottery Fund [HLF] for its redevelopment project 'Inspiring Art and Music', it was announced today.
23 April 2013

March 2013

Exhibition to mark 200th anniversary of whaling ship tragedy
A new exhibition to commemorate a key moment in Aberdeen's maritime history will open on Monday 01 April - exactly 200 years to the day of the wreck of the whaling ship Oscar at Greyhope Bay.
28 March 2013 

New Energy Exploration Displays to Open at Aberdeen Maritime Museum
Thanks to the generous sponsorship from a group of oil and gas companies new Energy Exploration displays will open to the public on Friday 29 March at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow.
27 March 2013

Art classes on offer for young people at city gallery
Art courses aimed at young people will be on offer next month [April] at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.
26 March 2013

The lure of the Orient expressed in new exhibition
A new exhibition of treasures from East Asian countries that have never been on display before opens on Saturday 23 March at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.
21 March 2013

Latest findings reveal industrial past of medieval Aberdeen
New details of the buried remains from the medieval backlands of Aberdeen will be revealed at a free illustrated talk at 12.30pm on Wednesday 20 March at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow.
14 March 2013

Gallery to host dance inspired by art and science collaboration
A unique art and science collaboration in the form of dance will be performed on Saturday 16 March at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.
14 March 2013

Talk reveals what lies beneath
A free talk which offers a unique insight into one of Aberdeen's greatest civic projects will be held at 12.30pm on Wednesday 06 March at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow.
4 March 2013

February 2013

Last few days to see stunning silver exhibition
Aberdeen Art Gallery's major exhibition SILVER, The Aberdeen Story, draws to close this weekend [Sunday 03 March].
28 February 2013

History of local chemist is to be the subject of talk
A free lunchtime talk on Aberdeen's historic pharmacy collection will take place at 12.30pm on Wednesday 27 February at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow.
22 February 2013

Provost Skene’s House to close temporarily
Provost Skene's House in Aberdeen is set to close at 5pm tomorrow [Saturday 23 February] to allow the demolition of nearby St Nicholas House.
22 February 2013

January 2013

Strike a pose at major fashion photography exhibition
The glamour, mystery and drama of some of the world's most striking fashion photographs will go on display in the first major exhibition of 2013 at Aberdeen Art Gallery from Saturday 02 February.
24 January 2013

Limited places available for talk about Kingswells
A limited number of places are still available for a fascinating talk on the history of Kingswells, which is being held at 12.30pm on Wednesday 23 January, at Aberdeen's Maritime Museum, Shiprow.
15 January 2013 

Silver expert to talk about the history of the precious metal to Aberdeen
An expert in silver will explore the history of Aberdeen silver at 2pm on Saturday 12 January at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.
10 January 2013 

December 2012

Welcome in the New Year with Lunchtime talks and music
Enjoy a little afternoon music as the popular series of free lunchtime concerts continues in the new year in the Cowdray Hall, Aberdeen.
24 December 2012

New energy displays to open at Aberdeen Maritime Museum
Work will start in the new year to upgrade the Energy Exploration displays at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, thanks to generous sponsorship from a group of oil and gas companies.
21 December 2012

Enjoy a little festive music
Come along and enjoy singing all your favourite carols accompanied by the Bon Accord Silver Band and the Capriccio Choir of Albyn School on Saturday 22 December at the Winter Gardens, Duthie Park, Aberdeen.
14 December 2012 

Fascinating history of football in Aberdeen subject of talk
A free illustrated talk on the history of football in Aberdeen in the late 19th century will be given at 12.30pm on Tuesday 04 December at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow.
3 December 2012

November 2012

Aberdeen Art Gallery redevelopment programme back on track
Elected members of Aberdeen City Council have given the go-ahead for officers to submit an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund [HLF] to redevelop Aberdeen Art Gallery and create a Museums Collections Centre.
30 November 2012

Get in the mood for Christmas
A series of family festive fun at Aberdeen City Council's museums and galleries begins this weekend [Saturday 01 December] at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.
30 November 2012

New photography exhibition opens at art gallery
An exhibition of photographs by German photographer Oliver Godow will go on show from Saturday 01 December at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.
30 November 2012

Aberdeen Art Gallery redevelopment programme on track
Elected members of Aberdeen City Council have given the go-ahead for officers to submit an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund [HLF] to redevelop Aberdeen Art Gallery and create a Museums Collections Centre, today.
29 November 2012

Get in the mood for Christmas at Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums
A series of family festive fun at Aberdeen City Council's museums and galleries begins this weekend [Saturday 01 December] at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.
28 November 2012

Renowned artist to bring work of famous photographer to life
Renowned silver and goldsmith, Malcolm Appleby, and Meredith Greiling, curator of maritime history will present an insight into the life and work of acclaimed sailor, author and photographer, Alan Villiers, at 12.30pm on Wednesday 21 November, at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow.
19 November 2012

Leading British contemporary artist to visit Aberdeen
Gary Hume, one of Britain's most celebrated contemporary artists, will visit Aberdeen for the first time [Wednesday 14 November] to see an exhibition of his work at Aberdeen Art Gallery.
13 November 2012

Aberdeen silver set to shine at stunning exhibition
Aberdeen Art Gallery's major autumn exhibition SILVER, The Aberdeen Story, opens this weekend [Saturday 03 November].
2 November 2012

October 2012

Huntly-based arts organisation subject of lunchtime talk
Artist Claudia Zeiske will discuss her book ARTocracy, Art, Informal Space and Social Consequence at a lunchtime talk at 12.30pm on Wednesday 31 October at Provost Skene's House, Guest Row, off Broad Street, Aberdeen.
29 October 2012

Artefacts from the Great War wanted for centenary in 2014
Local history organisations from Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire are appealing for artefacts from the First World War, as they plan commemorative events for the centenary in 2014. 
26 October 2012

Work by acclaimed contemporary artist goes on show in Aberdeen
An exhibition by Gary Hume, one of Britain's most celebrated contemporary artists, known for his brightly coloured paintings and use of abstract forms has opened at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.
26 October 2012

Places still up for grabs for talk on bodysnatching
A limited number of places are still available for a free illustrated talk on the history of bodysnatching in the 19th century, at 12.30pm on Wednesday 24 October, at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow.
17 October 2012

Artefacts from the Great War wanted for centenary in 2012
Local history organisations from Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire are appealing for artefacts from the First World War, as they plan commemorative events for the centenary in 2014.
17 October 2012

Amateur artists invited to get creative at workshops
There is still time to book a place on two creative workshops that will take place later this month [October] at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill. 
15 October 2012

September 2012

House of Annie Lennox exhibition draws to a close
Aberdeen Art Gallery's major summer exhibition which pays tribute to the creativity, style and passion for life of Aberdeen-born artist Annie Lennox ends this weekend [Saturday 29 September].
27 September 2012

Enjoy a little lunchbreak music as new series begins
A new season of free Lunchbreak Concerts starts at 12.45pm tomorrow [Thursday 27 September] at the Cowdray Hall, Schoolhill, Aberdeen.
26 September 2012

Get creative at Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums
Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums has launched its latest programme of creative workshops for adults and young people, which will run from October 2012 until April 2013.
26 September 2012

August 2012

Local collections help trace family tree of Annie Lennox
Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives, the Local Studies department of Aberdeen Central Library and Aberdeen Maritime Museum have recently been involved in making an episode of the popular "Who Do You Think You Are?" family history series.
31 August 2012

Newly restored 17th century drum the subject of talk
Places are still available for a free illustrated talk on the discovery and conservation of Aberdeen's oldest town drum, at Aberdeen's Tolbooth Museum, tomorrow [30 August] from 12.30pm-1pm.
29 August 2012

Guided walks on offer at public open day to showcase the history of Tullos Hill
A public open day will be held on Aberdeen's Tullos Hill on Saturday [September 01] to showcase the historical secrets unearthed by a team of archaeologists.
28 August 2012

From punk rock to climate change
The final discussion in a series of four, inspired by the House of Annie Lennox exhibition, will take place on Thursday 23 August at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill. 
21 August 2012

Celebrated artist to give free lunchtime talk
Celebrated ceramicist David Cohen will give a free lunchtime talk, to coincide with his exhibition of new work, at 12.30pm on Wednesday 22 August at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.
20 August 2012

Make scary sea monsters at maritime museum
A free family-friendly junk modelling workshop is on offer this Saturday [18 August] at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow.
16 August 2012

Exhibition by young sculptor to go on show at maritime museum
Artwork inspired by the women who worked in the North-east's herring industry during the 19th century will go on show on Friday 17 August at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow.
16 August 2012

Marquis of Montrose subject of free talk at museum
Places are still available for a free illustrated talk on Aberdeen and the Marquis of Montrose, this Thursday [16 August] at 12.30pm at the Tolbooth Museum, Castle Street, Aberdeen.
14 August 2012

Artwork by celebrated ceramicist to go on show
An exhibition of new work created by celebrated ceramicist David Cohen will go on show on Saturday 11 August at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.
9 August 2012

Amateur archaeologists being sought to help unearth secrets of Tullos Hill
Amateur archaeologists will join forces with professionals this summer for a Time Team-style dig to unearth the historic secrets of Aberdeen's Tullos Hill.
8 August 2012

History of Aberdeen’s public baths the subject of talk
Learn about the architecture of Aberdeen's bath buildings of the late 19th century and early 20th century at a free talk being held at 12.30pm on Thursday 9 August at Tolbooth Museum, Castle Street, Aberdeen.
7 August 2012

Talk offers insight into Annie Lennox exhibition
An expert from the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, will give a talk on how the touring exhibition "The House of Annie Lennox" was created, at 7.30pm on Thursday 09 August at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.
6 August 2012

Work by renowned British painter, designer and war artist to go on show
An exhibition of celebrated 20th century British artist and designer Eric Ravilious will open to the public tomorrow [Saturday 04 August] at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.
3 August 2012

July 2012

Public invited to witness prisoner trying to escape
One of the most daring escapes from Aberdeen's Tolbooth will be reenacted during Aberdeen's Tartan Day this Saturday [28 July].
26 July 2012

Any bell, anyone, anywhere in the UK
Aberdeen is invited to be part of a nationwide artwork to ring thousands of bells at the same time, whether schools bells, church bells, town hall bells, bicycle bells or doorbells to mark the first day of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games at 8.12am on Friday 27 July.
25 July 2012

Tartan Day promises to be a celebration of all things Scottish
Well-known television weather presenter Cat Cubie will join the Lord Provost of Aberdeen George Adam at the city's ninth Tartan Day celebrations on Saturday 28 July.
24 July 2012

Expert to talk about the positive contribution made by Annie Lennox in the fight against HIV
The second in a series of four discussions inspired by Aberdeen Art Gallery's major summer exhibition the House of Annie Lennox will take place on Thursday 26 July.
23 July 2012

Take a walk on the Deeside
A free guided walk in Aberdeen that will include the Duthie Park, Allenvale Cemetery, along the riverside to the Bridge of Dee and back along a section of the former Deeside Railway Line is on offer this Saturday [21 July].
20 July 2012

Olympic Games inspire sportswear exhibition and creative workshops
As Olympic fever grips the nation an exhibition that looks at historical sportswear from the City of Aberdeen's costume collection will open on Saturday 14 July at Provost Skene's House, Guestrow, Aberdeen.
6 July 2012

House of Annie Lennox to open in Aberdeen
Aberdeen Art Gallery's major summer exhibition which celebrates one of the world's most renowned performers, Annie Lennox, opens on Saturday [7 July 2012].
5 July 2012 

Re-enactment reveals devastating impact of the plague on Aberdeen
A free fascinating re-enactment that will revisit the destruction caused by the Black Death when it came to Aberdeen in 1647 will be held on Saturday 7 July at the Tolbooth Museum, Castle Street, Aberdeen.
4 July 2012

June 2012

Tolbooth Museum to reopen for summer season
A packed programme of talks, reenactments and exhibitions are on offer at Aberdeen's Tolbooth Museum, Castle Street, when it reopens tomorrow [Friday 29 June] until Sunday 9 September 2012, for its summer season.
28 June 2012

Unique opportunity to meet the artist behind the exhibition
Jini Rawlings, the artist behind WAVEING will give a lunchtime talk about her exhibition at 12.30pm on Wednesday 27 June at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow.
19 June 2012

May 2012

Special talk on the eve of the Transit of Venus – the last in our lifetime
A special evening talk about the forthcoming Transit of Venus will take place at 6.30pm on Tuesday 5 June at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow.
30 May 2012

Free tours of Aberdeen’s oldest house on offer
The first in a series of free summer tours exploring the fascinating history of Provost Skene's House, the oldest house in Aberdeen, will take place at 12.30pm on Friday 01 June.
29 May 2012

Tales of wartime trawler and travel journals inspire new exhibition
An innovative and inspiring exhibition will open this weekend [Saturday 26 May] at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow.
23 May 2012

Amazing Annie Lennox exhibition to go on show at Aberdeen Art Gallery
Aberdeen Art Gallery is preparing for the year ahead and an exciting programme which launches this summer with a major exhibition celebrating one of the world's most renowned performers, Annie Lennox.
18 May 2012

April 2012

Aberdeen’s second granite festival programme to be launched
Aberdeen's 2012 Granite Festival programme will be unveiled at 10.30am today [Tuesday 17 April] at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.
17 April 2012

Last chance to see hugely popular exhibition
Aberdeen Art Gallery's first major exhibition of 2012, From Van Gogh to Vettriano - Hidden Gems from Private Collections ends this weekend [Sunday 15 April].
12 April 2012

March 2012

Local collection of images by well known photographer to go on show
A small display of images by well-known British photographer Fay Godwin, from a local private collection, will go on show on Saturday 31 March at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.
30 March 2012

Locally-owned Titanic memorabilia to go on display in Aberdeen
To commemorate the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic an exhibition of locally-owned memorabilia will open this weekend at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow.
27 March 2012

Exhibition of once-fashionable items draws to an end
An exhibition that features clothing and accessories made from leather, fur and feathers will close this weekend at Provost Skene's House, Guestrow, off Broad Street, Aberdeen.
26 March 2012

Gallery to open late due to demand to see exhibition
Due to the popularity of its major spring exhibition, From Van Gogh to Vettriano, Hidden Gems from Private Collections, Aberdeen Art Gallery has organised two special late night openings. 
21 March 2012 

January 2012

New Year clear outs may be of interest to museums
A free lunchtime talk that will look at some of the recent acquisitions to the social and industrial history collections of Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums will be held at 12.30pm on Wednesday 11 January at Provost Skene's House, Guestrow, Aberdeen.
5 January 2012

Exhibition of outfits from 1950s ends this weekend
An exhibition of elegant ball gowns and glittering cocktail dresses from the 1950s ends this weekend at Provost Skene's House, Guestrow, Aberdeen.
5 January 2012

Talk on BP Portrait Award exhibition expected to be lively
A free lunchtime talk and tour of the internationally acclaimed BP Portrait Award 2011 exhibition will be held at 12.30pm on Wednesday 18 January at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.
10 January 2012

Stunning exhibition offers public unique opportunity 
Aberdeen Art Gallery's first major exhibition of 2012, From Van Gogh to Vettriano - Hidden Gems from Private Collections opens to the public on Saturday 04 February.
30 January 2012

November 2011

Future aspirations revealed through self portraits
A selection of self portraits created by secondary school pupils from Aberdeen City and Shire will go on show from tomorrow [Thursday 01 December] at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.
30 November 2011

October 2011

Outfits from 1950s inspire this year’s party season
As the party season nears an exhibition of elegant ball gowns and glittering cocktail dresses will open on Saturday 29 October at Provost Skene's House, Aberdeen. 
26 October 2011

Halloween offers ghostly goings-on at city museum
Explore the gruesome and bloody past of one of Aberdeen's oldest buildings during Halloween weekend [Sunday 30 October] at the Tolbooth Museum, Castle Street. 
24 October 2011

Free talk on popular cartoonist
A free talk on the life and work of cartoonist Jimmy Allan will take place at 12.30pm on Wednesday 26 October at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow. 
20 October 2011

Unique opportunity for aspiring young artists
Aspiring young artists are being invited to apply for two two-day Winter Schools being held in November at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill. 
20 October 2011

Indian tradition of darning subject of talk by visiting artist
A fascinating insight into the Rafoogari tradition of darning will be the subject of a free talk by Indian textile artist Priya Ravish Mehra at 2pm on Thursday 20 October 2011 at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill. 
19 October 2011

Unique display of paintings to go on show
A display which brings together for the first time a small selection of outstanding paintings by Pieter Brueghel the Younger will open to the public on Wednesday 09 November at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill. 
14 October 2011

Cartoons by local artist to go on display
A display of original cartoons by local artist Jimmy Allan opens on Saturday 15 October at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow. 
12 October 2011

Creative events are a big draw at city’s museum
Visitors will be encouraged to leave their mark on a giant artwork as part of the Campaign for Drawing and Big Draw Day event on Saturday 08 October at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow.
6 October 2011

September 2011

Have a whale of a time at workshops
Thanks to two free workshops by community musician Petra Vergunst, the sound of traditional whaling songs will be heard during September and October [2011] at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow.
16 September 2011

City Centre walk to be repeated due to demand
Demand was so high for places on a recent guided walk of the Green in Aberdeen another walk will be held at 2.30pm on Sunday 25 September 2011.
16 September 2011

Breath taking British blown glass subject of talk
A fascinating talk on British glass blowing will be held at 12.30pm on Wednesday 21 September at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.
16 September 2011

August 2011

Breathtaking blown glass exhibition to open at gallery
An exhibition that reveals an exciting new wave in British glass blowing opens on Saturday 03 September at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.
30 August 2011

Silverware Gifted to Aberdeen
A stunning fish dish made of sterling silver has been gifted to the City's Collection at Aberdeen Art Gallery.
10 August 2011

July 2011

The Depths Fish Will Go
Pioneering findings, on the living animals from some of the deepest points of the world's oceans, made by the University of Aberdeen's Oceanlab, will be the subject of an illustrated talk at 7pm on Thursday 28 July at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.
27 July 2011

Model Created to Mark Anniversary of Local Battle
To mark the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Harlaw, a magnificent model of the battlefield, created by Aberdeen Wargames Club will go on display, on Friday 22 July, at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.
21 July 2011

Art Adventures at Gallery
Create amazing artwork inspired by wildlife and nature this Sunday [17 July] at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.
15 July 2011

Re-enactment offers insight into the perils of the sea
A fascinating Council meeting, which was held on 02 July 1593, to discuss the dreadful experiences of merchant seamen of the time, will be re-enacted on Saturday 09 July at The Tolbooth Museum, Castle Street, Aberdeen. 
5 July 2011

Talk Reveals City Connections to Rebellions
Only a few places remain available for a free illustrated talk on Aberdeen and the Jacobites at 12.30pm on Wednesday 6 July at the Tolbooth Museum, Castle Street, Aberdeen.
1 July 2011

June 2011

Popular Historic Attraction set to Reopen
The Tolbooth Museum, one of Aberdeen's oldest buildings will reopen to the public for its summer season on Friday 01 July 2011.
30 June 2011

Wild Weekends on Offer at Aberdeen Art Gallery
A series of fun, free activities for all the family to enjoy start this weekend [Saturday 02 July] to coincide with the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition on display at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.
29 June 2011

Guided Tour Offers insight into exhibition on metals
A free guided tour that will highlight shining examples of metal and how it has played a central role in our lives for centuries will take place at 12.30pm on Wednesday 22 June at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.
21 June 2011

Major Exhibition offers chance to see Wildlife at Gallery
Aberdeen Art Gallery is set to go wild with the opening of its major summer exhibition: Wildlife Photographer of the Year, this weekend [Saturday 11 June].
10 June 2011

May 2011

Fairytaile wedding dresses to go on display
People are still talking about the recent Royal Wedding so it is fitting an exhibition on fairytale wedding dresses opens this weekend [Saturday 21 May] at Provost Skene's House, between Broad Street and Flourmill Lane, Aberdeen.
19 May 2011

February 2011

Extraordinary images - Diane Arbus
Images by world renowned photographer Diane Arbus will be the subject of a free talk at 7pm on Tueday 01 March at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.
23 February 2011

What Might Have Been
A fascinating exhibition looking at past plans for the Granite City is being held at Aberdeen Maritime Museum.
21 February 2011

Story of lighthouses is feature of new exhibition
A fascinating new exhibition that looks at the ways the coast is marked, from fog horns to lighthouses warning ships of rocks and dangerous waters, has opened at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow.
18 February 2011

Aberdeen Maritime Museum receives five-figure boost from Maersk Oil
A leading independent oil operator has demonstrated its commitment to preserving the north-east's rich oil and gas heritage by funding a prestigious education initiative at Aberdeen Maritime Museum.
16 February 2011

Lunchtime talk cancelled
A free talk about Aberdeen and the Reformation, due to take place at 12.30pm on Wednesday 16 February, at the Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow, has been cancelled.
2 February 2011

January 2011

Talk - Nursing the soldiers of the Great War
The nursing of soldiers of the Great War will be the subject of a talk at 12.30pm on Thursday 27 January at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow.
24 January 

BP Portrait Awards exhibition ends this weekend
The stunning BP Portrait Award 2010 exhibition currently on display at Aberdeen Art Gallery ends this Sunday [23 January 2011].
20 January 2011

Models and muses inspire artists
A talk on the artist's need for a model will be held at 12.30pm on Wednesday 26 January at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.
13 January 2011

Lunchtime talk on Florence Nightingale
A free lunchtime talk on Florence Nightingale, the pioneer of modern professional nursing, will take place at 12.30pm on Wednesday 12 January at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow.
7 January 2011

Only few days left to see Lewis Chessmen exhibition
The Lewis Chessmen: Unmasked is the most comprehensive exhibition on the chess pieces for over a decade, featuring chessmen drawn from the collections of National Museums Scotland and the British Museum.
6 January 2011

December 2010

A Touch of Silk is on Show
A stunning new exhibition to celebrate the party season is on show at the Costume Gallery of Provost Skene's House.
15 December 2010

Re-enactments reveal attempt to ban Christmas
Set in Aberdeen's 17th century prison, the event will explore the attempts by the new Protestant authorities to ban Christmas in the decades after the reformation of 1560.
13 December 2010 

Candlelight Tours offer children a glimpse of Christmas Past
A candlelight tour of Provost Skene's House next week [Wednesday 15 December] offers children the chance to experience the splendour of one of Aberdeen's oldest buildings.
10 December 2010

Drawings illustrate fashion of a bygone era
Drawings which give an insight into what was fashionable in the city during the late 1930s and early 1940s go on show this weekend [Saturday 11 December] at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.
7 December 2010   

Provost Skene's House Candlelight Tours
Experience the magic of Provost Skene's House by candlelight this month, with a tour that takes in the splendour of period rooms decorated in traditional Christmas greenery.
3 December 2010 

Unique Victorian Family Portrait on Offer
Create a unique festive family portrait at the Victorian photographer's studio this weekend [Saturday 04 December] at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.
3 December 2010

Children Give Voice to Lewis Chessmen
Youngsters from Charleston School in Cove will be performing at Aberdeen Art Gallery on Friday [3 December] to celebrate the Lewis Chessmen exhibition.
1 December 2010

 

November 2010

Torry Battery Event
A special event looking at the past, present and future of Torry Battery is being held on 04 December.
29 November 2010

Painting by popular Scottish artist goes on show
A painting by popular Scottish artist Jack Vettriano has been lent to the City of Aberdeen by the Donaldson Family Trust.
26 November 2010

BP Portrait Award 2010
The BP Portrait Award 2010 exhibition, the internationally acclaimed portrait competition, returns to Aberdeen this weekend [Saturday 27 November].
24 November 2010

Ruffling Fashion's Feathers
Gray's students donate outfit inspired by North-east designer to Aberdeen Art Gallery
Two students from Robert Gordon University's Gray's School of Art have been selected to donate their owl-print skirt and waistcoat, inspired by the work of the late New Pitsligo-born fashion designer Bill Gibb, to the collection at Aberdeen Art Gallery.
22 November 2010

Take time out for a talk about teapots
A short talk on the history of tea drinking followed by a look at a variety of teapots on display at Aberdeen Art Gallery will take place at 12.30pm on Wednesday 24 November.
17 November 2010

October 2010

The importance of portraits is feature of talk
The significance of portraits is the subject of a talk by Aberdeenshire-born artist Sophie Ingleby at 12.30pm on Wednesday 27 October at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.
22 October 2010

Unmasking the Lewis Chessmen
Learn more about the mysteries of the Lewis Chessmen and the importance of these treasures at a special talk by exhibition curator Dr David Caldwell at 7pm on Thursday 11 November at the Cowdray Hall, Schoolhill, Aberdeen. 
20 October 2010

Activities for all the family during Lewis Chessmen exhibition
Learn about the history and magic of the Lewis Chessmen and have fun turning into one of them at free workshops this week at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.
18 October 2010

City centre treasures subject of special exhibition tour
A special exhibition tour of Aberdeen's famous medieval coin hoards and the first display from Bon Accord Centre archaeological excavations will take place at 12.30pm on Tuesday 26 October at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.
15 October 2010

Activities for all at Aberdeen Maritime Museum
Take inspiration from the Lewis Chessmen and create your own masterpiece at free drop-in sessions this week [Tuesday 12 October to Friday 15 October] at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow.
13 October 2010

Designer outfits sought for chic show
Designer outfits from the wardrobes of Aberdeen's best dressed ladies are sought for a costume gallery display to be exhibited by Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums next year.
13 October 2010

September 2010

Everyday Objects Inspire Jewellery Collection
A bespoke jewellery collection inspired by vintage wallpaper, natural shapes and everyday objects has been created by the Art Fund and two top jewellery curators; one of which is Aberdeen Art Gallery's Kate Gillespie.
10 September 2010

Royalty Set Fashion Trends
A hundred years after the death of King Edward VII a selection of Edwardian luxurious costumes will go on show this Saturday [11 September] at Provost Skene's House, Guestrow, between Broad Street and Flourmill Lane, Aberdeen.
9 September 2010

Gruesome Re-enactment is part of Doors Open Day
A free and exciting re-enactment of Mary Queen of Scots visit to Aberdeen to quell an uprising in 1562 is being held at the Tolbooth Museum, Castle Street, as part of Doors Open Day on Saturday 11 September.
7 September 2010

August 2010

Talk on the influence of fashion designer fully booked
Demand to attend a talk by Rachel Singer, lecturer at Gray's School of Art on the exhibition Bee Inspired: the influence of the late Bill Gibb, next week [Wednesday 18 August] at Aberdeen's Provost Skene's House has proved so popular it is fully booked.
12 August 2010

New exhibit puts gallery in a Spin
A stunning piece of artwork created by one of the world's leading glass artists will go on display at Aberdeen Art Gallery this week.
Spin by Japanese artist Ritsue Mishima, is an outstanding piece of contemporary craft which Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums curator Kate Gillespie won for the Gallery through nationwide initiative Art Fund Collect.
9 August 2010 

Step back in time at the Maritime Museum café
A range of fascinating items from Aberdeen's famous Rendezvous Café will be displayed in the Maritime Museum's Leading Lights Café from next week.
6 August 2010

Crime and Punishment at Sea
A new exhibition exploring a dark chapter in Aberdeen's maritime past has opened at the Tolbooth Museum.
8 August 2010

July 2010

Aberdeen’s Victorian pharmacy to feature in talk
Fans of the BBC series Victorian Pharmacy are invited to visit Aberdeen Maritime Museum next weekend to find out about the city's very own Victorian pharmacy.
30 July 2010

Known/Unknown at Aberdeen Art Gallery
A new exhibition of photographs by Aberdeenshire-born artist Sophie Ingleby opens at Aberdeen Art Gallery on Thursday [29 July].
27 July 2010

Summer art activities offer free family fun
12 July 2010

The Art of Mourning
12 July 2010

Summer city tours series set to start
8 July 2010

Thousands attend Aberdeen Art Gallery’s 125th birthday party
Over two thousand people visited Aberdeen Art Gallery today [Wednesday 7 July] to join in its 125 birthday celebrations.
Within an hour of the Lord Provost of Aberdeen Peter Stephen opening the gallery at 10am, 500 people were enjoying the party.
7 July 2010

Exclusive Showing of treasures from lost wreck
1 July 2010

May 2010

Titian Masterpiece set to attract thousands to gallery
Titian's Diana and Actaeon, one of the great masterpieces of Western art, will go on show on Friday 28 May at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoollhill. To mark the first anniversary of the nation's acquisition of Diana and Actaeon the National Galleries of Scotland (NGS) and the National Gallery in London decided that the painting would go on tour and, that Aberdeen Art Gallery would be the first of three venues in Scotland to display the painting.
27 May 2010

Aberdeen Art Gallery Wins for 2nd Year Running
The Art Fund and the Crafts Council are delighted to announce that for the second year running, Aberdeen Art Gallery haswon an outstanding piece of contemporary craft to add to its permanent collections through nationwide initiative Art Fund Collect.

April 2010

Aberdeen Art Gallery during the 1920s subject of talk
A talk which will reveal how two men drove forward changes to Aberdeen Art Gallery during the 1920s will be held at 12.30pm on Wednesday, 28 April at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.
21 April 2010

Printed Fabric Fashions go on Show
The development of fabric printing since the 19th century will be revealed in a new exhibition from Saturday 17 April at Provost Skene's House.
14 April 2010

March 2010

Display of 17th Century Communion Beakers Extended
The opportunity to view a pair of 17th century communion beakers has been extended until Friday, 30 April at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.
19 March 2010

New Exhibition reveals amazing Applied Art Collection 
The first in a series of exhibitions being held to mark the 125th anniversary of the opening of Aberdeen Art Gallery launches this weekend.
18 March 2010

Aberdeen Art Gallery in the running for second year to win national contemporary craft prize
Independent art charity The Art Fund, and the Crafts Council, today announced that a curator from Aberdeen Art Gallery has been short-listed to take part in Art Fund Collect, a nationwide initiative championing contemporary craft and increasing its presence in UK collections.
15 March 2010

Talk to reflect on the history of Scottish glass
Scottish glass and its long history as a decorative material will be highlighted at a talk held at 12.30pm on Wednesday, 17 March at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.
11 March 2010

Science and industrial artefacts subject of talk
A free illustrated talk on the City's Science and Industry Collections will take place at 12.30pm on Wednesday, 10 March at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow.
9 March 2010

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