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Why should I care? Explore collection care and conservation

Why should I care? Explore collection care and conservation

17 November 2023 2:11 - 08 December 2023

Are you 11 - 25 years old? Free activities in November and December!

Want to find out more about museums? Join us over four weeks in November and December and meet museum staff and explore our collections up close. Get hands-on with museum objects, up close to our boats, and discover what threatens the preservation of museum collections.

What will I get out of it?

  • Learn new skills
  • Meet new people and share ideas
  • Build self-confidence

What the museum offers

  • Cover travel expenses so you can take part
  • Julia our friendly Learning and Engagement Officer will be on hand every week to support you
  • All materials and equipment will be provided.

Open to anyone 11 - 19 years old.

Four Weekly Sessions: Friday 17th November - Friday 8th December

WHY SHOULD YOU CARE? Friday 17th November, 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Explore why you think museums matter (or not) and learn how we decide what objects to add to our collection.

OBJECTS GALORE Friday 24th November 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Learn how to handle objects from the museum collection and why we handle these with extra care. Learn how we label museum objects (it’s not as easy as you think!).

CARING FOR HISTORIC BOATS Saturday 2nd December 10.30am - 12.00

Join our Boat Club volunteers who will share how they care for our historic boats like the Reaper. Have a go at caulking, ropework and other traditional skills. Also, have a tour of the Reaper (weather permitting).

OBJECT CARE AND CLEANING Friday 8th December 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Swab the decks with our Assistant Curator by getting up close to our historic boats. Learn why and how we clean the largest objects in our collection.

Free activity session

Please contact Julia Branch on 01333 310628 or julia@scotfishmuseum.org for more information.

These activities are funded through IMS Powering Our People Project

Exhibitions
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Yellow Butterflies

Yellow Butterflies

11 November 2023 - 18 March 2024

An exhibition examining the colourful character, costume and culture of Scotland’s Fishwives.

Merchant's Room : Emily Noakes and Caroline MacDonald Winter Exhibition

Photography by Emily Noakes and Caroline MacDonald, skilfully capturing the beauty of the East Neuk and their adventures beyond.

The Scottish Fisheries Museum Trust Ltd
St Ayles, Harbourhead, Anstruther, Fife KY10 3AB
E-mail: enquiries@scotfishmuseum.org
Tel (within UK): 01333 310628
Tel (from outside UK): +44 1333 310628
Charity Number: SC 006185 VAT Reg Number: 270 2790 64
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