Tayside’s Treasures - A Cornucopia of Objects from across Tayside’s Museums

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A free online event featuring staff in 16 different museums across Tayside sharing some of their most intriguing objects

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What do prehistoric textiles, Jacobite bagpipes, a 1967 electric car and art from a Judge Dredd comic have in common? They’re among the many thousands of unique and fascinating objects held in museums around Tayside. This special live online event features a series of short presentations from curators and collections staff in 16 different museums across the region, in which you’ll discover that even the most ordinary looking object can have an amazing story to tell!

Our programme features:

Captain Scott’s snow goggles from the Discovery (Mel Ruth Oakley)

Jacobite Bagpipes from Blair Castle (Keren Guthrie)

A preserved sparling from The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum (David Lampard)

A helmet that saved the life of Captain Smith Cameron from the Black Watch Castle & Museum (Fiona Connah)

An early electric car, the 1967 Scottish Aviation Scamp, from Dundee Museum of Transport (Alexander Goodger)

A Tootie Horn (cow horn) from the Museum of Abernethy (Angus MacIntyre)

A drawing made during a performance event by Alastair MacLennan at Hospitalfield (Scott Byrne)

The first Borrowers’ Register from Innerpeffray Library (Lara Haggerty)


A model of Dundee docks from HMS Unicorn (Finlay Raffle)

A wet collodion process glass plate negative of John Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery from Perth Museum & Art Gallery (Paul Adair)

A page of Judge Dredd comics art by Colin MacNeil from the University of Dundee Museum Collections (Matthew Jarron)

A notebook belonging to a Great War Padre from Dunkeld Community Archive/Chapter House Museum Trust (Ruth Brown)

A model of the Bell Rock Lighthouse from Arbroath Signal Tower Museum (John Johnston)

A 2,500 piece of textile from the Scottish Crannog Centre (Jason Oliver)

A Miles Hawk aircraft from Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre (Neil Werninck)

A Jacobite fan on display in V&A Dundee (Kirsty Hassard)

Please note - the order of speakers is provisional and may change on the day.

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