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The City of Aberdeen's Galleries and Museums.
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A special event to complement the Maritime Museum’s current exhibition, Toys and Games.

Come and share your favourite family toys with us. What did you play with as a child? Do your children play with cherished family favourites? We invite you to bring in your favourite toys and games and recreate the painting, Marjory and Anne, which inspired the exhibition, in a professional photo shoot. Toys and participants of all ages welcome.

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Admission is free


Image: Marjory and Anne, 1943 by Alexander Christie, Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums Collections
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If you wanted a quality fast ship 160 years ago, Aberdeen was the place to get it built! The city, with its skilled workforce, built more than 3,000 ships in the 19th and 20th centuries. It was the birthplace of the Clipper, designed to carry small, highly profitable cargo – such as tea - over long distances and at high speeds. Built by Alexander Hall & Co, the Stornoway was the fastest sailing vessel afloat for her class when she was launched in 1850. This model, commissioned by the Aberdeen Art Gallery & Industrial Museum, is now on loan to @VADundee. Find out more at http://socsi.in/y1zyn
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A crew that time forgot

On 31 July 1914 the S.S.Rubislaw sailed from her home port of Aberdeen on a routine trip to Hamburg. Four days later, Britain declared war on Germany. The ship was seized, and all crew members of fighting age were held for the duration of the war.

This is their story, about their sufferings, their resilience, and how they created an extraordinary garden in their barren prison camp.

Book launch on 4 October at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, chaired by Jim McColl of the Beechgrove Garden.
For an invitation, please email: rubislaw14@gmail.com

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Our second loan to @VADundee is this fine example of the popular Scottish bullet or spherical teapot. Made in Aberdeen by silversmith George Cooper around 1735, the simple shape looks surprisingly modern - it was actually inspired by musket balls.
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We are looking for volunteers to help with our Family Fun Sessions throughout October!

Find out more and how to apply here:
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Aberdeen-born James Cromar Watt (1862-1940) was an architect, botanist, designer, jeweller and enameller who dedicated his life to the promotion of the arts in North East Scotland. In 1905 the Art Journal described his jewellery as “lightly handled examples of a vein of fantastic design”. How appropriate that this stunning Gold and Enamel Snake Bangle from our collection should now be on loan to Scotland's first design museum @VADundee.
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Join us for today's dementia-friendly talk in Aberdeen Maritime Museum at 2pm.

We will be telling the story of industry and craft in Aberdeen through real objects including a sample of grass used in the paper making industry, a Lundie violin and shoemaker's last.
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#TodayAtTheTreasureHub Jenna our Decorative Art curator has been cataloguing all manner of patterns, blocks and hats from the long career of Mrs Isabella Park who worked for milliner Hilda Le Fevre of Aberdeen. Look at the dents on that thimble! Thank you to the Park family for their recent generous gift to the collection.
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Aberdeen Maritime Museum shop is showcasing ceramicist Hannah Spicer’s collection of tableware inspired by the stones of Aberdeenshire beaches. We caught up with the recent graduate of Gray’s School of Art in her hometown of Troon . . .

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'Hard on the outside, soft on the inside' - can't wait to visit @VADundee
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