Frequently Asked Questions

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For general enquiries please email info@aagm.co.uk

Can I find out about the history of Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums?
If you are interested in Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums' history, please see the About the Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums section titled, Who We Are.

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Do you have a cloakroom at any of the venues?
We do not have cloakrooms, but do have toilets at all four of our venues.

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Can I take a photograph at any of the venues?
Due to strict copyright guidelines and restrictions, photography is not permitted at any of our venues. However, photography can be arranged for educational purposes subject to prior permission being sought by contacting the Aberdeen Art Gallery, Tel: + 44 (0) 1224 523700. Please see our Hire and Buy page, where you will find a price list of photographic and reproduction fees.

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Can you tell me if there are parking facilities at any of the venues in Aberdeen city centre and if not where is the best place to park?
City centre parking is conveniently located nearby at:

  • Harriet Street (450 places)
  • Loch Street (670)
  • Denburn (326)
  • Virginia Street (468)
  • Chapel Street (500)
  • Summer Street (42)
  • Gallowgate (138)
  • West North Street Multi Storey (160)
  • East North Street (72)

Please download the full listing of car parks available in Aberdeen City centre.

Please download a city map of disabled parking locations for around Aberdeen City centre (pdf).

Disabled parking spaces are available outside The Robert Gordon University, which is located next to Aberdeen Art Gallery.

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Could you give me details for disabled parking?
There are parking spaces outside The Robert Gordon University next door to the Art Gallery. However, to see a full map of disabled parking spaces around Aberdeen city centre, please click on the link provided to see a full map: http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/web/files/Roads/disabled_parking_map_list.pdf

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I am a local artist based in Aberdeen, I was wondering if you had any exhibition space available in the near future, as I would like to exhibit some of my work.
Local artists' interested in showing their work can contact Aberdeen Artists’ Society who hold an annual exhibit at Aberdeen Art Gallery For further information about Aberdeen Artists’ Society, contact Carole Murray, Secretary of Aberdeen Artists Society through email carole.l.murray@btinternet.com

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I am pursuing a career as a curator and I would appreciate any information on summer internship opportunities at Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums.
Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums can offer work experience placements and volunteer opportunities depending on availability. If you are interested in becoming part of our Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums Volunteer Team, please submit your covering letter and CV via email to Info@aberdeencity.gov.uk.

Please quote "Prospective Volunteer" in your email subject heading and tell us your possible area of interest for example: Exhibitions, Fine Art, Applied Art, Archaeology, Maritime, Science and Industry or Collections Management – or state a specific topic that you are interested in so that we can try and place you in a suitable team.

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I am trying to trace family records. My grandfather/relative was a trawl fisherman in Aberdeen. Can you help me search for details?
If you are interested in finding out about history related to fishermen, shipbuilding and related subjects, please see Aberdeen Maritime page to find out about maritime history. Family history researchers may also find it useful to contact Aberdeen City Archives and the Aberdeen and North East of Scotland Family History Society. Please see our Helpful Links section for more information on how to contact these organisations. http://www.anesfhs.org.uk

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I have a painting I purchased from a gallery in London. Would you be interested in reselling it for me as I no longer have space for it?
Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums is unable to re-sell paintings or artefacts because we are not a commercial art gallery.

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I would like a print of a painting reproduced in the full size of the original. Please advise if this is possible and the cost. I have printed out the order form for a digital photographic print, but am confused about the meaning of the sizes A4 and A3.
Unfortunately we cannot reproduce the prints in the full size of the original because the maximum size for our printer is A3 (29.7 x 42 cm) and many original paintings are bigger than this. Please print off the digital print order form from our web site located in the Hire & Buy web page. For reference, A4 size is 21cm x 29.7cm, and A3 size is 29.7cm x 42 cm.

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I would like to hire one of the venues, how do I do this?
Our venues can be hired for corporate events and tours. However, we do not hire out gallery spaces for weddings and parties. Details can be found in our Hire and Buy page.

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I would like to order a high quality digital image for publication.
Please see our Hire and Buy page to find a complete guide and price listing to order high quality digital images.

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I would like to organise a visit to the museum followed by a lunch. Please could you send me a proposal with rates? Is it possible to restrict public access* to the venue during the visit and the lunch?
Small groups or schools wishing to schedule a general guided tour should contact the appropriate Learning and Education Officer. This information can be found in the Group Bookings and Tours section located on each venue page. Additional Learning and Education information can be found in the Learning web page. In addition a variety of Lunchtime Talks are held at all venues. Topics and schedules for Lunchtime Talks can be found in our What's On pages. Our venues can be hired for evening events. Details can be found in our Hire and Buy section. Unfortunately, we cannot provide private catering throughout the day. However, our cafes at Provost Skene's House, Aberdeen Maritime Museum and Aberdeen Art Gallery are open for tea and Fair Trade coffee, lunch, light meals and home bakes.

*We are unable to close displays and gallery wings to the public for private viewing or tours.

For further information please contact:

Tel: + 44 (0) 1224 523700

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I would like to purchase a copy of an exhibition catalogue, where can I get one?
If you are interested in ordering a catalogue from our current and past exhibitions, please contact:

Shonagh Bain, Publications & Information Manager
Tel: +44 (0) 1224 523707
Email: shbain@aberdeencity.gov.uk

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I would like to make a monetary donation to Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums, who do I contact?
If you are interested in making a monetary donation, please contact:

Christine Rew, Art Gallery & Museums Manager
Tel: + 44 (0) 1224 523700
Email: chrisr@aberdeencity.gov.uk

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I would like to conduct research at Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums. What resources are available to me?
Please see our Learning & Education section for a listing of library resources and curatorial contacts. Those wishing to study collections not on display, should contact the appropriate curator.

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Do you have a Crèche or Crèche facilities at Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums venues?
If you are visiting any of our Museums and Galleries, we are able to offer childcare at Leaping Leopards Crèche, available through Aberdeen City Council. The nearest Crèche facility is a City-wide Service providing childcare for children between the ages of birth to 8 years old, with Leaping Leopards Crèche being the Core Service Base situated in Aberdeen City Centre on Queen Street opposite Grampian Police Headquarters. Fees and Bookings Crèche sessions can be booked in advance or accessed on a drop in basis.

Crèche current charges:

  • One hour standard rate: £2.60
  • Access to Leisure rate for qualifying discount cardholders: £1.30

For further information:

Leaping Leopards Crèche Services
2 Shoe Lane
Aberdeen
Aberdeenshire
AB10 1AL

Tel: +44 (0) 1224 626829
Email: LeapingLeopards@aberdeencity.gov.uk
Web: www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/leapingleopardscreche

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I would like a foreign language guide for visiting one of the venues
Foreign language guides are available at Provost Skene's House, Aberdeen Maritime Museum and at the Tolbooth Museum. Please find the contact information for each individual venue on each specific venue page.

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I would like to make a bequest to Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums. Who can I contact for more information?
If you are interested in making a bequest, please contact:

Christine Rew, Art Gallery & Museums Manager
Tel: + 44 (0) 1224 523700
Email: chrisr@aberdeencity.gov.uk

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