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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.

Museum Marketing

This weeks blog follows students as they give us an insight into marketing an exhibition: ‘It was important for us to develop a marketing strategy so that we could attract as many people as possible to visit our exhibition, which … Continue reading

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2017: Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology

Museum Studies students tell us about their exhibition and how it links with the year of History, Heritage and Archaeology: ‘The Scottish Government has designated 2017 Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, which lined up perfectly with the exhibition … Continue reading

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Object Loans

Last week’s blog was all about some of the Museum Studies class’s visit to the Gordon Highlanders Museum to view objects for a potential loan. This was a really valuable experience and they enjoyed the opportunity to look around the … Continue reading

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‘The Scottish Warrior’ at Gordon Highlanders Museum

Some students working on the upcoming exhibition at King’s Museum tell us about a trip to look at the collections at Gordon Highlanders Museum in Aberdeen: ‘At the end of March, Emily, Amanda, Miranda and Robert from the World War … Continue reading

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Museum Mounts Matter!

As their exhibition approaches, Museum Studies students have been learning more about the different ways to display objects and the many things to consider: ‘Object mounts are essential tools used to display objects and artefacts to their full potential when … Continue reading

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Black Watch Blog

Our Museum Studies students tell us about a recent research trip to the Black Watch Museum for their exhibition: ‘In March a group of students visited the Black Watch Museum in Perth to meet with Hope Busak, the curator of … Continue reading

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Interpreting ‘The Scottish Warrior’

Museum Studies students on the interpretation team tell us about their progress in writing interpretive panels for their upcoming exhibition ‘The Scottish Warrior’: ‘Welcome to our blog discussing what the interpretation and editing team have been up to while preparing … Continue reading

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