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Welcome to the University of Aberdeen’s Museums and Special Collections online exhibitions. The exhibitions here include virtual versions of historic exhibitions from our galleries, as well as exhibitions created entirely online. 

The University collections are far and wide in scope, dating from pre-history to the 21st century. Objects come from the fields of archaeology, history, fine art, scientific instruments, zoology, medicine, as well as manuscripts, archives, and rare books.

You can browse our different exhibitions or view our virtual Marischal Museum, which is an online record of the Marischal Museum galleries as they were in the early 2000s.

You can also search for individual objects that have been on display. You will find the object number, name, description, and links to items from our collection that have formed part of an exhibition. The individual item search will link you to records from our online catalogues. 

Please be aware that these catalogues contain descriptions and images of items in our collections which may be considered to be sensitive or offensive. As it is important to understand past perceptions, however, we include this information for use by researchers