Browse All Exhibitions

The exhibitions here include virtual versions of exhibitions from our galleries, as well as exhibitions created entirely online.

If you have queries about any of our exhibitions, please email us at uoacollections@abdn.ac.uk

A Rare Nicht Oot: 100 Years of Aberdeen's Student Show

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Welcome to this exhibition celebrating 100 years since students at the University of Aberdeen first began staging an annual musical...

Aberdeen's Children: Stories of the 1950s Birth Cohort

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The Aberdeen Children of the 1950s are 12,150 people born in Aberdeen between 1950 and 1956. When they were in...

Aberdonians in the Americas

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Five local collectors travelled to Latin America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to seek their fortunes as...

Acts of Union

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An online exhibition marking the 300th anniversary of the Anglo-Scottish Union of 1 May 1707.

Canaletto in Aberdeen

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University research confirmed that the collection includes a painting by Canaletto. The exhibition also reveals how it was acquired as...

Connecting Collections

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The University’s museum collections, as well as its collections of archives and rare books, includes items that might be linked,...

Eat, Prey, Love

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15 August 2022: Exhibition exploring human relationships with other animals across the themes of work, food, and companionship.

Encyclopaedia of the North East

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The only exhibition devoted to the character of this important region of Scotland, many hundreds of objects, photographs and quotations...

Envisioning Women's Places: Photographs from the George Washington Wilson Collection

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The work, education and leisure of 19th century women take centre stage in this exhibition of George Washington Wilson &...

Jacobite Virtuosi

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Rome's importance as an artistic centre was undisputed throughout the eighteenth century. After the deposition of the Catholic James VII...

Professor Patrick Copland: Late 18th - early 19th century science education in Aberdeen

A large brass wheel sitting on four smaller wheels, in a brass frame on a circular wooden stand. The smaller wheels spin at a much slower rate when the large wheel is spun.

Patrick Copland was professor of Natural Philosophy at Marischal College from 1775 to 1822. He assembled - by purchasing and...

Safekeeping: Protecting what is valued

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Explore protective objects from across the world, including Ancient Egyptian amulets and modern-day soap, in this student-curated exhibition from 2020....

Scotland, Africa and Slavery in the Caribbean: a North East Story

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Learn about how the history of Aberdeen and North-East Scotland is entangled with the history of transatlantic slavery.

Ta Kheru: Discovering the life of an Ancient Egyptian woman

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Using CT scans and the latest medical visualisation techniques experts have been able to uncover insights into the life of...

The Land Endures: Bringing Sunset Song to Life

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7 June - 30 November 2016: A co-curated student exhibition interpreting Lewis Grassic Gibbon's classic novel, Sunset Song. 

Toil and Trouble: Witchcraft in Scotland

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This student-curated exhibition explores the unique history of witchcraft in Scotland. Delve into over 200 years of witch history through...

Walking with Birds: The Art of Audubon and MacGillivray

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This exhibition showcases Audubon’s spectacular ‘Birds of America’, a metre-high book filled with Audubon’s stunning life-size colour depictions of American...

Walter Scott and Song: Retuning the Harp of the North

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Exploring ballads, opera, and theatrical and popular songs, this online exhibition showcases the University of Aberdeen's Walter Scott collections alongside...