What time is it…? It’s Victorian Time!

This is it, Victorian Time: Spirit of the Age is officially open at King’s Museum! We are so excited for everyone to come and see this new student curated exhibition. The new exhibition, which will run until 19th December, has been organised, curated and promoted entirely by members of the MLitt in Museum Studies – a course which began this year supported by University Museum staff.

The exhibition, which charts some of the changing ideas about time during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901), is the culmination of their studies. The students selected the subject of the exhibition, trawled the University of Aberdeen’s extensive museum collections for items to display, researched their history, compiled descriptions, created the display and designed marketing materials.

This is a chance to see a wide variety of objects from the impressive University of Aberdeen Museums collections, including a beautiful bracelet presented by Queen Victoria herself to a Deeside resident during the opening of the Aberdeen Music Hall in 1859.

Victorian Time: Spirit of the Age is open!

‘Victorian Time: Spirit of the Age’ is open!

A full programme of events will accompany the exhibition including free family crafting days and Curator’s Talks from the students on a number of topics ranging from opium in the Victorian era to the Victorian’s interest in classical antiquities. You can find out more about the events here.

Victorian Time: Spirit of the Age will be displayed in King’s Museum, at the Old Aberdeen Town House. King’s Museum is open weekdays from 10am -4pm and Saturdays 11am -4pm.

For further details contact King’s Museum, tel. 01224 274330, email kingsmuseum@abdn.ac.uk or visit www.abdn.ac.uk/museums

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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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