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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


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...

Encyclopaedia of the North East

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

Jacobite Virtuosi


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

Safekeeping: Protecting what is valued


From Ancient Egyptian amulets to modern-day soap, this exhibition examines protective objects throughout world history to explore what societies value most....

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


The history of Aberdeen and North-East Scotland is closely 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. 

Walking with Birds: The Art of Audubon and MacGillivray


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