Monthly Archives: December 2013

Happy New Year!

We wish you all the best wishes for the New Year and hope you have a brilliant night celebrating! We have, to celebrate New Year’s Eve, found a set of bagpipes from our collection. These aren’t actually Scottish but are … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

It is finally here! Christmas Day! We hope you have enjoyed our Twelve Blogs of Christmas as a warm up to the big day! From everyone here at the museums service we wish you a merry Christmas and we hope … Continue reading

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The Twelfth Day of Christmas: Drummers Drumming

It is Christmas Eve and the last day of our Twelve Blogs of Christmas! Our final blog of Christmas takes us to the Pacific, specifically the island of New Guinea. This beautifully crafted drum from our collection is made of … Continue reading

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The Eleventh Day of Christmas: Pipers Piping

Today we have a jolly piece from our extensive art collection. As we are based in Scotland our pipers piping are, of course, tartan clad bagpipers leading a hunting procession.  The magnificent, if slightly annoying, bagpipes take centre stage in … Continue reading

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The Tenth Day of Christmas: Lords A-Leaping

This fine looking Lord, painted by William Mosman, isn’t leaping (although it would look amazing if he did in that outfit!) but he does have a fascinating history. Lord John Stuart (1713-1792) was the 3rd Earl of Bute, 8th Chancellor … Continue reading

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The Ninth Day of Christmas: Ladies Dancing

We have just one lady dancing for you today, but what a lady! This statue shows the image of the Hindu goddess Kali, who is shown dancing on her husband Shiva. Kali in Sanskrit means ‘She who is Black’ or … Continue reading

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The Eighth Day of Christmas: Maids A-Milking

We have gone local today for our eighth blog of Christmas. To celebrate the maids a-milking here is a dairy bowl used for creaming from Seaton, Aberdeen. This large dairy bowl is just one example of Seaton Pottery, which we … Continue reading

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