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May 2017

Residents invited to Aberdeen’s new collection centre to share stories of conflict and war
Aberdeen Art Gallery is inviting residents of Aberdeen to share stories, photographs and artefacts which represent experiences during war and conflict.
02 May 2017

April 2017

Special print created by artist John Byrne to raise funds for gallery redevelopment
Leading Scottish artist John Byrne has unveiled a striking new limited edition print to support the fundraising campaign for the redevelopment of Aberdeen Art Gallery.
25 April 2017

March 2017

Life and career of world-renowned Aberdonian artist inspires new gallery
The Marguerite McBey Trust has gifted quarter of a million pounds to the Inspiring Art and Music redevelopment.
21 March 2017

April 2016

Contributions sought for digital Gallery of Memories
Aberdonians are being asked to share their stories and items of interest from times of conflict for a new gallery in the city's Remembrance Hall.
11 April 2016

March 2016

Toys and games exhibition inspired by 1940s painting
An exhibition featuring toys and games from the 1940s, and every decade since will open tomorrow (Friday 25 March) at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow.
24 March 2016

February 2016

Aberdeen Art Gallery redevelopment works reveal medieval history
Nearly 100 medieval skeletons have been found as part of a 'watching brief' by archaeologists during renovations to Aberdeen Art Gallery while it undergoes a £30million transformation to create a world class cultural centre celebrating art and music.
16 February 2016

Enjoy some little day music
A free lunchbreak concert by the Trüb - Brown Duo will take place at 1pm on Saturday 6 February at Aberdeen Citadel, Castle Street.
5 February 2016

January 2016

Renowned pianist to perform at Lunchbreak concert
A free lunchbreak concert by internationally renowned pianist Susan Tomes will take place at 12.45pm on Thursday 21 January at Aberdeen Citadel, Castle Street.
18 January 2016

December 2015

Aberdeen Art Gallery at the Maritime Museum
An exhibition inspired by John Phillip's painting, Scottish Baptism, opens this weekend (Sat 12 Dec) at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow.
10 December 2015

Local residents invited to vote for name of new Museums Collections Centre
Residents and visitors to the Northfield area of Aberdeen are being invited to choose the name of the city's new Museums Collections Centre, which will be the main location for the City's collections of historical objects and artworks while not on public display.
1 December 2015

November 2015

Working 9 to 5…
An exhibition, which illustrates the huge changes that have occurred for office workers, their equipment and culture over the last 200 years, is open at The Tolbooth Museum, Castle Street, Aberdeen.
20 November 2015

Quarter-of-a-million pounds donated to Aberdeen Art Gallery’s redevelopment project
The fundraising campaign for Aberdeen Art Gallery's major redevelopment has received a £250,000 donation from the Garfield Weston Foundation.
11 November 2015 

October 2015

Public invited to get creative with City’s Collections
While Aberdeen Art Gallery is closed for a major redevelopment the public is being invited to get creative and rework a selection of the most popular paintings from the city's collections.
30 October 2015

Model of famous tea clipper docks at Maritime Museum
The original shipbuilder's half hull model of the famous tea clipper Thermopylae, the fastest sailing ship in the world at her peak and faster than the Cutty Sark, has been unveiled at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow.
14 October 2015

Internationally-renowned Quartet to give lunchbreak concert
A free lunchbreak concert by one of Britain's foremost chamber ensembles will take place at 12.45pm on Thursday 08 October at Aberdeen Citadel, Castle Street.
7 October 2015

Alternative self-expression workshops on offer to young people
This October Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums are running some very intriguing workshops for young people aged 13-21 years.
7 October 2015

September 2015

New series of Lunchbreak Concerts to begin this week
A new season of Lunchbreak Concerts, which feature a weekly free programme of music by some of the best local, national and international musicians, gets under way on Thursday 24 September at Aberdeen Citadel, 28 Castle Street.
23 September 2015

August 2015

Get creative with a packed programme of arts activities for adults in Aberdeen
A packed programme of exciting, educational and fun activities and workshops will be available this autumn/winter at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow.
19 August 2015

July 2015

Aberdeen Art Gallery artworks to feature in major exhibition overseas
Artwork on loan from Aberdeen Art Gallery will feature in a major international exhibition of works by The Glasgow Boys - the foremost group of British artists of their day - in The Netherlands later this year.
22 July 2015

Aberdeen Art Gallery redevelopment gets under way
The keys to Aberdeen Art Gallery have been formally handed over to contractors McLaughlin and Harvey of Belfast with work now under way on the £30million redevelopment.
16 July 2015

New public WiFi access for City Council buildings
Free WiFi is now available across 30 publicly-accessible Aberdeen City Council buildings, as part of the latest work to be delivered by the Accelerate Aberdeen programme.
13 July 2015

May 2015

Waterloo to be focus of series of talks in Aberdeen
Aberdeen's Maritime Museum has organised a series of free lunchtime talks to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.
28 May 2015

Re-enactment of rebel Jacobite council in Aberdeen
A re-enactment looking at the role of the Jacobite rebel council in Aberdeen in 1715 is going to be held in the Tolbooth Museum next Saturday (Saturday 06 June).
26 May 2015

Free tours of Aberdeen Maritime Museum in June
Have you ever wanted to know more about the Aberdeen Maritime Museum? Well, now is your chance!
26 May 2015

March 2015

Famous painting inspires new exhibition at maritime museum
The first in a series of exhibitions, to be held at Aberdeen Maritime Museum while Aberdeen Art Gallery is closed for redevelopment, will open to the public on Wednesday 01 April 2015.
31 March 2015

February 2015

Special concert to celebrate music at the Cowdray Hall
A special concert of jazz, folk, classical and Scottish music will be held from 1pm on Saturday 28 February to celebrate music at the Cowdray Hall.
23 February 2015

Rare opportunity to see centuries-old artefacts amassed by Aberdeen tradesmen
Rarely seen artefacts amassed by the Seven Incorporated Trades of Aberdeen have gone on show at the Tolbooth Museum, Castle Street.
13 February 2015

January 2015

Special events and new opening times for Aberdeen Art Gallery ahead of redevelopment
Aberdeen Art Gallery's opening hours are set to change from next week [Monday 02 February] to allow staff to prepare for a major decant of the Art Gallery and Cowdray Hall, ahead of the significant redevelopment of the venues, which will start in spring [2015].
29 January 2015

Return of concerts is music to the ears
The popular Lunchbreak Concerts series return with a performance of Schubert and Brahms at 1pm tomorrow [Sat 10 Jan] in Aberdeen's Cowdray Hall, Schoolhill.
9 January 2015


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