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Galloway in Pencil

Galloway in Pencil

Stranraer Museum

08 Jul 2017

Heather Dickinson exhibits her pencil drawings of buildings and wildlife from around the local area.

Exhibition runs until 29th July 2017.

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Space

Space

Stranraer Museum

10 Jun 2017

"Space is only 80 miles from every person on earth - far closer than most people are to their own national capitals" - Daniel Deudney, 1982.

Exhibition runs until 2nd September 2017

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Blood, Sweat and Tears - Conserving Mackenzie’s 19th Century Jacket

Dumfries Museum

15 Mar 2017

Lieutenant-General Colin Mackenzie (1806 – 1881) was the son in law of Admiral John Douglas of Kinmount, near Annan in Dumfries and Galloway. His blood stained jacket was kept as a reminder of his lucky escape when he was attacked and almost died in India in 1855.

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Angels, Myths & Fables

Angels, Myths & Fables

Dean Castle

09 May 2016

From 9th May - Dean Castle, Kilmarnock

Using Dean Castle's internationally renowned collections of early musical instruments, arms & armour and tapestries, this new exhibition looks at a time when art in Europe reflected a range of religious images, as well as folklore and mythological creatures.

During the period known as the renaissance, Europe turned its back on the darkness and superstition of the middle-ages whilst recapturing the thought and vision of ancient Greek and Roman civilisation. The art of the Renaissance explored an unseen world of unearthly beings beyond our day-to-day existence and many of the objects on show here feature angels, strange plants and other mysterious creatures.

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Keir Hardie - 100 years on

Keir Hardie - 100 years on

The Baird Institute, Cumnock

28 May 2015

The political pioneer Keir Hardie died a hundred years ago in September 1915 but his legend endures.

Date Occurs 28/05/2015 - 19/12/2015

Time Thurs - Sat 11am - 5pm

Admission FREE

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Abram Games - Maximum Meaning Minimum Means

Abram Games - Maximum Meaning Minimum Means

The Dick Institute, Kilmarnock

16 May 2015

We are delighted to feature the work of Abram Games, one of the pivotal graphic designers of the 20th century.

Date Occurs 16/05/2015 - 05/09/2015

Time Tues - Sat 11am - 5pm

Admission FREE

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Treasured Collections

Treasured Collections

The Dick Institute, Kilmarnock

16 May 2015

East Ayrshire Council’s paintings collection includes artworks which date from as early as the 17th century and includes examples from each of the following historical periods from then up until the present day.

Date Occurs 16/05/2015 - 05/09/2015

Time Tues - Sat 11am - 5pm

Admission FREE

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Waterloo 200 - Charles Ewart and Kilmarnock's Eagle

Waterloo 200 - Charles Ewart and Kilmarnock's Eagle

Dean Castle, Kilmarnock

09 May 2015

On the 18th June 1815 the Battle of Waterloo took place in Belgium, and saw the end of the Emperor Napoleon's attempts to rule Europe.

Date Occurs 09/05/2015 - 30/09/2015

Time 11-5pm

Admission FREE

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When We Are Young

When We Are Young

Baird Institute, Cumnock

15 Jan 2015

When We Are Young is an exhibition of play and recreation for children and adults, celebrating how we have played in the past. Toys, games, amusements, posters, records and lots of other fun things will be on display. Supported by Museums Galleries Scotland, the exhibition offers space for community-curated displays, where local people will tell the story of how they played in the past. Toys, games and music will give visitors the chance for some hands-on fun! This is a family friendly exhibition, suitable for all ages.

Linked to the exhibition is a digitisation project, which allows us to make our Toy collections more accessible online via our on-line exhibition. Look out for workshops and events throughout the year.



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