Virtual Exhibitions


Eric Ravilious - Artist, Printmaker, Designer

George Shepherd Pharmaceutical Collection consists of a virtually complete

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The George Shepherd Pharmaceutical Collection

The George Shepherd Pharmaceutical Collection consists of a virtually complete Victorian pharmacy interior and business archive unique in the UK.


A Setting in Stone

Aberdeen's most famous industry is well represented in the collections, with an emphasis on hand tools, photographs and business records.


Fashion Drawings by James Hayden Fettes

James Hayden Fettes was a freelance commercial artist who produced fashion drawings for many Aberdeen shops.

Touch of Silk

A Touch of Silk

Silk has always been one of the most precious and expensive fabrics used for making clothes. Even today, with advanced processing techniques, silk is still viewed as a status symbol and usually used for clothes worn for best.


125 Years of Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

This virtual exhibition shows a selection of the fantastic artwork and artefacts which have been collected over the past 125 years.

William Allan

True to Life - Drawings from William Allan's sketchbook

This virtual exhibition presents a selection of Allan's preparatory drawings along with an oil painting from the permanent collection.


Girdleness Outfall Scheme

The original photographs in this display capture the scope of this impressive engineering project, the results of which are still in use today.



Lure of the Orient

The Far East has long been a source of fascination for Western collectors. For many centuries travellers and merchants ventured across the globe in search of decorative objects from exotic countries such as China and Japan.


Recent Jewellery Acquisitions

The seven pieces featured in this display represent just a few of the items of jewellery acquired for the decorative art collection within the last twelve months.


Silver - An Aberdeen Story

Over the past forty years Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums has built up a significant collection of local silverware. This was highlighted, very recently, with the exhibition Silver - The Aberdeen Story which brought together the city's outstanding holdings with key pieces loaned by religious institutions, public collections and private individuals.


Bill Gibb Costume

Earlier in 2016 Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums was very fortunate to be offered a gift of costume designed by Bill Gibb.