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  • When
    28 May 14:00 - 15:30
  • Explore the Silver City’s stories through our collections of art, social and maritime history in these informal dementia-friendly get-togethers for adults. Free, booking required - select the date you prefer.

    Monday 28 May
    Hands-on history: Aberdeen Greats
    Discover some famous sons and daughters of the Granite City through objects associated with them, including a Bill Gibb drawing, a Donald Dinnie medal, John Brown’s hip flask and an Annie Lennox LP.

    Monday 4 June
    Historical hazards
    Curator Morna Annandale reveals the sometimes surprising hidden dangers in museum collections.

    Monday 11 June
    Hands-on history: Maker’s Mark
    The story of industry and craft in Aberdeen as told through objects including a sample of grass used in the paper making industry, a Lundie violin and shoemaker’s last.

    Monday 18 June
    Exhibition tour: View From the Deck
    Join us for an informal tour of our current exhibition and explore the art of Sue Jane Taylor, whose work documents and interprets Scotland’s offshore oil industry.

    Monday 25 June
    Hands-on history:Sickness and Health
    Get up close to real museum objects and discover how they help tell the history of our city. This eclectic Treasure Box features a Victorian mourning brooch, an ear trumpet and a prosthetic hand.

    Monday 2 July
    Hands-on history: Walking the Mat
    Hold real museum objects and share your own stories of stepping out in the Silver City. Objects include opera glasses, a Harlem Globetrotters tour programme and satin dancing shoes.

    Image: Photographic glass slide from the Aberdeen Greats Treasure Box: New Marischal College, George Washington Wilson & Co, 1901-6

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