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 in fact from Macedonia! They date to around 1922 and are made from wood and goatskin.  They were collected by Mrs Margaret Hasluck, a pioneering Scottish woman who studied at both the University of Aberdeen and the University of Cambridge becoming an accomplished archaeologist, linguist, epigrapher and scholar!

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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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