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

    Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar


    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 featured 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!

    The programme featured:

    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)
    Period12 May 2021
    Event titleTayside’s Treasures - A Cornucopia of Objects from across Tayside’s Museums
    Event typeOther
    LocationDundee, United KingdomShow on map