Professor Dan Hicks is curator of the world-renowned Pitt Rivers Museum and Professor of Contemporary Archaeology at the University Of Oxford
The Stromness Museum is re-opening on Thursday the 13th of May – operating on a reduced schedule with hour long slots and reduced capacity to ensure that the premises meets with Covid-19 safety requirements.
Scapa 100: The Orkney Story a 3 day conference will be held in Stromness, Orkney from the 17th – 20th October 2019.
By far the largest number of marine related artefacts displayed are from the German fleet which was scuttled in Scapa Flow on 21st of June 1919.
“I visited the Stromness Museum http://www.stromnessmuseum.co.uk/ to see the two new winter exhibitions, and started with ‘Great Expectations – curios from the cupboards’ – and that’s what they are!”
The latest technology is being used to reveal more about the wrecks lying in Scapa Flow and events that took place in the waters around Orkney 100 years ago.
“We’re delighted with the mural and looking forward to more work with the museum in the next school year.”
Seeing Skara Brae as it is now – all manicured – I thought how good it would be for folk to see these images from when it was first discovered
“The first exhibition I had a look at, is entitled ‘Artefacts and Inspirations from The Ness of Brodgar’.”
Stories, Stones and Bones: Stromness Museum’s ‘Listening to the Piers’ exhibition celebrates Stromness Piers.