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Curator's Lunchtime Talks at the Dick Institute

The Dick in Kilmarnock is just about to launch the second major exhibition of the year celebrating Homecoming 2009. Ayrshire Innovators showcases the wealth of talent, ingenuity and achievement which Ayrshire has contributed to the world.

If you would like to join one of the curators of the exhibition for a guided tour – looking at some of the key themes and objects within the exhibition and gain some inside information on how the exhibition was brought together – make your way to the main gallery on one of the following dates. Tuesdays 9 June, 7 July, 4 August and 8 September. The tour lasts from 12.30pm to 1.15pm and is completely FREE.

Ayrshire Innovators runs from Saturday 30th May until Saturday 12th September and features scientists, inventors, politicians, sportsmen and women among others who have lived, worked or were born in Ayrshire. The exhibition contains rarely seen objects and paintings many on loan from National Museums Scotland for the first time and also features newly commissioned works celebrating modern day local heroes.

Other events are taking place in conjunction with the Ayrshire Innovators exhibition:

Photo-journalist Kieran Dodds
who has created a series of portraits and photo essays for the exhibition will be giving a talk about his work on Friday 19 June from 7 – 9pm. For bookings please phone 01563 554900. £3 per person.

The University of Glasgow’ inflatable planetarium will be visiting the museum on Friday 10 July. Sessions will take place throughout the day offering a tour of the night sky. For bookings please phone 01563 554900. £1 per person.

The Glasgow Science Centre's interactive show will be visiting on Friday 7 August. This is a chance to discover the amazing properties of the elements as you investigate slime, putty and chocolate cake! For bookings please phone 01563 554900. £2 per person.

The gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 5pm (closed Sundays and public holidays) and access to the exhibition is also free.