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Exhibition close-up: Wellbeing, Equity and Education

In response to the academic book ‘Wellbeing, Equity and Education: A critical analysis of policy discourses of wellbeing in schools’, the latest exhibition in MacRobert ArtSpace displays a series of lino cut prints inspired by the ideas emerging from the … Continue reading

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An Ancient Egyptian North-American tour

In 2019 over 150 objects from the University of Aberdeen Museum’s Ancient Egyptian archaeology collections are going on tour across North America; In February 2019, Egypt: The Time of the Pharaohs will open at the Cincinnati Museum Centre in Ohio, … Continue reading

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Exhibition Close Up – ‘Growing Up: different journeys’

Everyone grows up, but what makes an individual a child, an adolescent, or an adult? If there is a common theme it is that everyone gets older and that everyone does it differently. The latest exhibition in King’s Museum, curated … Continue reading

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Tracing Lines (both Metaphorical and Actual) in Neolithic Aberdeenshire

Mike Copper from the University of Bradford tells us about a current project he is working on that made use of the University Museums’ collections. During the Late Neolithic, roughly between 3000BC and 2450BC, communities across Britain and Ireland became … Continue reading

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World Wars Warrior

Hello! We are Amanda, Emily and Miranda of the 20th Century and World Wars team. We were given the task of looking at the last sub-topic of the exhibition. Similarly to other groups, we had to prioritise which portions of … Continue reading

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Overseas Warrior

Jo, Michael and Robert tackled the topic of the ‘Overseas Soldier’ which chronologically was tightly wedged between the Jacobite topic and that of the World Wars. It was clear from the outset that this would guide the direction of the … Continue reading

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The Jacobite Warrior

Katie, Kelcy, and Leston joined forces to focus on the Jacobite section of the exhibition. The period from 1688 to 1745 that encompasses the Jacobite uprisings was a pivotal point in Scottish history and had huge ramifications for future depictions … Continue reading

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