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Future Museum is built around the key areas that make the south-west so distinctive from the rest of Scotland – its people, industries and arts. The website provides free access to the museum collections of Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway and creates a valuable resource for people of all ages.

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Japan & South West Scotland

This unique exhibition curated by art historian Louise Boyd brings together prints, weaponry, scroll paintings, lacquer ware, ceramics, and other fascinating Japanese material from the collections at Dumfries Museum with items kindly loaned by local people and institutions.

Visitors will be able to see both sides of Japanese culture, comparing striking samurai warrior armour and tales of heroics with cute netsuke carvings and pretty lacquer boxes. This is a rare chance to see both the beautiful and the disturbing, and to discover the connections between Japan and Dumfries and Galloway.

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