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Local heritage symposium: That belongs in a museum!

That belongs in a museum…! Or does it?

Join us for a day exploring how artefacts end up in museums, who puts them there and why – and what it all means once they’re part of a collection.

Throughout the day we’ll be inviting discussion and comments around the themes of improving representation of Aberdeen’s residents in our collections, and how we make best use of those collections.

Panellists include Emily Freeman (Treasure Trove Manager), Neil Curtis (Head of Museums & Special Collections, University of Aberdeen) and Lesley Anne Rose (Safe Harbour: Open Sea project).

Hear from Alford Heritage Museum on developing new approaches to collecting, AOC Archaeology on the place of human remains in archaeological assemblages and museums, and artist Anthony Schrag will be on hand to talk about his recent residency with Culture Perth and Kinross exploring what a museum collection is and who it should be for. You don’t have to work in a museum to enjoy this event – everyone is welcome!


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