Tag Archives: Museums

Welcome to #AberdeenPharaoh

Over one hundred objects from the University’s Egyptian archaeology collection will soon be going on display in the Lokcshuppen exhibition centre in Rosenheim, near Muncih. The exhibition ‘Pharaoh: living in Ancient Egypt’  will explore Ancient Egyptian building, religion and society through … Continue reading

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‘Triumph of Truth’ Travels to Yale

This week a major work cared for by the University Museums will be packed up and shipped off to the Yale Centre for British Art to be displayed in their upcoming exhibition Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping … Continue reading

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Pacific Project Update – A bit of a puzzle!

Recently our team had the rather difficult but incredibly enjoyable task of sorting out the pacific grass skirts in our collections as part of the recognition project to improve the documentation and storage of our internationally renowned pacific collections. Louise … Continue reading

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Couriering Fijian Loan

Our Assistant Curator, Louise recently went on a couriering trip to Norwich to install some of the museums most impressive Fijian objects into the UK’s largest exhibition of Fijian material, created by the Sainsbury Centre. Here’s what she has to … Continue reading

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University of Aberdeen Museums does Explorathon

One of our museum volunteers assistants tells us about her recent involvement in a pub quiz event held by the museums as part of Explorathon 2016: ‘Recently, Aberdeen museum took part in Explorathon Scotland, a celebration of European Researcher’s held … Continue reading

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Coffin Conservation

Last week a painted ancient Egyptian coffin in the University’s museums’ collection left Aberdeen for conservation in Hildesheim near Hannover in Germany. The wooden coffin dates to the Middle Kingdom (2000-1700BC) and was discovered in Beni Hasan, Middle Egypt, by … Continue reading

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Objects on Loan for Fijian Art Exhibition

At the University of Aberdeen Museums we look after vast and impressive collections from the Pacific, some of which are now going to be on display in the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. The exhibition, ‘Fiji: Art and Life in the … Continue reading

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