Behind the Scenes with the MLitt Students: Part II

Maaike and Neil at work, we searched through sixteen boxes of lamps to find our favourite ones!

Maaike and Neil at work, we searched through sixteen boxes of lamps to find our favourite ones!

This week our object selection team, Maaike and Neil, and our installation team, Caitlin and Jamie, were at the Museum Collection Centre at Marischal College, digging through the collections to select objects for our exhibit. We had great fun choosing the objects and getting to explore the collections.

Monday #MuseumWeek

Choosing the objects required a lot of measuring and checking objects, with help from the glamorous Collections Assistant at Marischal, Louise.

Although not all the objects we like will make it to the exhibit we had a great time choosing objects and maybe the ones that didn’t make the cut will be seen on display in the future!

 Maaike and Neil get a little carried away looking for objects; trying to fit this sword into an exhibition on light may prove difficult!

Broad Sword

Maaike and Neil get a little carried away looking for objects; trying to fit this sword into an exhibition on light may prove difficult!

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An Egyptian Red Clay Lamp from the Museum’s Johnston Lamp Collection

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A Nineteenth-Century Camera

We discussed the results of our treasure hunt and now we are starting to research the objects. If anyone has any questions for us, feel free to ask!

We hope to see you soon at Night at the Museum (16th May) and at our exhibition, which opens on the 9th June!

The Museum Students 🙂

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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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