King’s Museum’s new exhibition Crafting Kingdoms: The Rise of the Northern Picts, co-curated with the University of Aberdeen Archaeology Department, opened on 20th January 2015.
Our exhibition launch was very well attended, with over 70 guests taking part. These included members of the Scottish Sculpture Workshop and Rhynie Woman artists’ collective who had contributed to the exhibition.
Here are some snapshots of the opening event.
Co-curator Gordon Noble, Department of Archaeology, examines a replica of an axehead pendant found at Rhynie in King’s Museum.
Rhynie Woman artists’ collective provided a selection of archaeological-themed treats, which were not only delicious but hilarious and went down well with our guests.
Glenmorangie donated bottles of their whisky to the opening and this was served along with the baked goods at our events space at 90 High Street:
Our student volunteers were present and lots of discussions about the exhibition and the objects took place. Here are some of our favourites:
Photographs by Sophia Calugay (student volunteer)
The exhibition is open 11.30am -4.30pm Tuesday-Saturday at King’s Museum, Old Aberdeen Town House.