Museums receives funding for major exhibition
Stories, Stones and Bones: Scottish Fisheries Museum celebrates £10,000 Heritage Lottery Fund grant as part of the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017.
East Neuk Unearthed: treasures of Fife’s hidden past
The Museum has received a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Stories, Stones and Bones grant, it was announced today. Together with a grant of £3,500 from Fife Council’s Strategic Events Investment Programme, the funding will support an exciting exhibition and programme of events, “East Neuk Unearthed”.
To celebrate the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology we travel through time to discover the history that lies hidden all around us and in the earth beneath our feet. Using objects from our own collections, plus local finds borrowed from National Museums Scotland and other collections in Fife, the exhibition will provide lots of opportunities for visitors to get hands on with history.
This exhibition brings together, for the first time, a range of objects found on or near the museum site, once itself an important hub within the town. These unique travellers from the past will be our guides through the fascinating history of this place.
The exciting events programme will involve Pewter Casting Workshops, Medieval Re-enactment Days and Minecraft Treasure Hunts, with plenty of opportunities for people to get involved in uncovering local history.
Commenting on the award, Linda Fitzpatrick, Curator said: “It’s great that we have been awarded this grant and we can’t wait to get started. It’s wonderful to be able to bring all these fascinating objects back “home” and to share them in such fun and innovative ways with our visitors. There’s so much more to discover about our past and we would love to hear from people who would like to get involved in sharing these stories.”
Exhibition Details can be found at the East Neuk Unearthed page.