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 you have a fun filled and joyful day! Here is a lovely festive object, from our collection, for the most festive of days!


An Inuit carving of a caribou, a North American name for a reindeer. This carving was made from ivory and dates to around 1920. Figurines of game animals were made as part of the ritual life of Inuit hunters.


About uoamuseums

The University of Aberdeen's Museums include King’s Museum and the University's Zoology Museum. The museums can claim to be Scotland's oldest, with records of museums and collections as far back as the late 17th century. Thanks to their status as a Recognised Collection of national significance, the Zoology Museum’s displays are currently being improved, while King's Museum hosts changing exhibitions drawn from across the collections, particularly those formerly in Marischal Museum. Visitors are warmly welcomed to the museums, and there are no charges for admission. Marischal College now houses the Museums Collections Centre, caring for and conserving many of the collections.
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2 Responses to Merry Christmas!

  1. Donald says:

    Nice blogs but actually twelve days of Christmas starts on the 25th and finishes on the 5th January (twelfth night), so what are you going to do from now ’till then? Look forward to them.

    • uoamuseums says:

      Hi Donald,

      Thanks for your comment, and glad you like the blogs! We did realise that the 12 days traditionally came after Christmas day, but we thought we would use the song as a nice build up to Christmas, and a new way to show off our collections! From now on we hope to post new blogs every one to two weeks. The blogs will give insights into our collections, exhibitions and the work of museum staff. Hope you will enjoy these too!

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