A Student Curated Exhibition: Bright Ideas: The Art and Science of Light

A lovely piece from one of our Museum Studies Students on her experiences of creating an exhibition for King’s Museum as part of her studies!

Scottish Museums Federation Blog

Abbie Mitchell, SMF Committee & University of Aberdeen representative writes for our blog today on the student curated exhibition at the University of Aberdeen.

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 was a momentous occasion for the 2014-2015 Museums Studies class. Exams and courses for most University of Aberdeen students had finished for the summer and while most of them were relaxing at home or travelling the world, the nine members of the MLitt class were opening their first ever museum exhibition, Bright Ideas: The Art and Science of Light.

Our exhibition explores the story of peoples’ interaction with light. Using the rich collections from the University of Aberdeen (we were so lucky to have such a large collection to choose from), we explore the different uses humans around the globe have found for light and how it has inspired human ingenuity across the ages.


The best thing about this course…

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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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