Two fossils of teeth discovered in the Bulgarian National Museum of Natural History are believed to have belonged to a giant panda like animal which once roamed in the forested wetlands of Europe.
“We want to entice everyone to put a visit to a museum and gallery on their ‘must-do summer 2021’ list and rediscover the magic held inside and around Scotland’s museums and galleries.” Lucy Casot
It was on a dreadful night in 1969 that the Longhope lifeboat was launched to go to the aid of the Liberian vessel ‘Irene’ . All eight of the lifeboat crew were lost.
The University of Aberdeen’s Zoology Museum which turned 50 on December 17 has launched a Memories Project to gather the recollections of visitors over the decades as part of a year-long programme of celebrations.
You can now experience collections from across Scotland’s islands by visiting online museums as part of the Between Islands Project.
“A few years ago, Mike and I visited Strathnaver museum when on holiday and passing through that area……”
“It was lovely to visit the Pier Arts Centre again. The new hanging within a one way system delivers a calm and considered view of some of the collections most interesting and inspiring pieces.” Sue from Orkney.
Museums Galleries Scotland has launched an interactive map as part of its #MuseumsAreGo campaign showing which venues are open.
Kirbuster Farm Museum has re-opened but with limitations due to public health measures to limit the spread of Covid19.
To support the sector to meet the costs of reopening, the National Development Body for museums and galleries in Scotland, Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS), has launched a new COVID-19 Adaptation Fund.