Monthly Archives: March 2016

#Heritage The University of Aberdeen’s proud teaching heritage is shown through our diverse and internationally significant Museum collections

The University of Aberdeen is one of the oldest universities in the world, with museum collections that have been used in academic teaching since 1725. In fact, it is due to this that the university has over quarter of a … Continue reading

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Sir William MacGregor

The current exhibition in King’s Museum focuses on the life and career of University of Aberdeen graduate and colonial administrator, Sir William MacGregor. During his career, MacGregor was renowned for respecting the indigenous people of the countries in which he … Continue reading

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Carved Ostrich Egg

This hollow carved ostrich egg hides a few #secrets. One #secret is the symbols which are hidden messages for support for the exiled Stewart monarchy which saw the Jacobite’s fight for their return at Culloden in 1745. The other #secret … Continue reading

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