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Out Gallivanting – Recently refurbished Aberdeen Art Gallery, Majel Davidson and Gushetneuk Pottery

Aberdeen Art Gallery has re-opened after a four year closure, during which it has undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment and extension.  This is the first of a several short blog posts highlighting  individual items of interest.  Aberdeen Art Gallery I -Majel Davidson and Gushetneuk Pottery Room 6  contains displays of tableware, drinking vessels and utensils.  It includes an earthenware …

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Out Gallivanting – Sewing Resistance: Teaching through Chilean Textile Art – Foyer of Sir Duncan Rice Library, 10 Oct 2019-31 May 2020

As the exhibition explains: “when Patience Schell, Chair in Hispanic Studies, wanted her course on women’s history in Chile and Mexico to help students connect with the people they were learning about, she asked students to make arpilleras ( fabric tapestries) and write about the process as part of their assessment.”  The end result forms …

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Out Gallivanting – #HerCentury: Scotland’s Women on Film, 15 October 2019

On Tuesday last week I was lucky to get a ticket for the sold out screening of ‘Her Century: Scotland’s Women on Film‘ at the GFT in Glasgow. Loved seeing this film this evening with @VAWright10 . Great to see the real lives of Scottish women – although with a few minor celebrities thrown in …

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Out Gallivanting – Spanish Flu: Nursing during history’s most deadly pandemic

Aberdeen Central Library recently hosted an exhibition on Nursing during the Spanish flu epidemic. The information boards and short films shown were produced by the Florence Nightingale Museum, and are supplemented by material from Aberdeen City Archives. The public launch of the exhibition was held on Wednesday, 10 April, with a short introduction by Lord Provost …

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Out Gallivanting – ‘How Cruel Men Are’: Review of Mary Queen of Scots

https://twitter.com/MaryQueenMovie/status/1079082160026398720 You may be expecting, or hoping, that this review is written by a historian with the knowledge and experience to say something clever about how closely the film resembles what actually happened in the past and the ways it deviates from it. That would be a logical assumption since this is Women’s History Scotland. …

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Out Gallivanting – John Sinclair House, Historic Environment Scotland

  John Sinclair House, 16 Bernard Terrace, Edinburgh, houses the Historic Environment Scotland archive. During December HES displayed materials from the archive showcasing the work of female architects. These included Kathleen Anne Veitch (1908-1968), who in 1930 was featured on the front page of the Daily Mirror as one of the women of the year. …

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Out Gallivanting – North East Launch of the New Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women – 15 November 2018

As part of the Rise Up, Quines! Festival, a north east launch of New Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women was held at Aberdeen Central Library on Thursday, 15 November. During the Festival, the library hosted a week-long display provided by Glasgow Women’s Library, and featured selections of books of interest. At the launch, four of …

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Out Gallivanting – Civic reception and plaque unveilling – 14 November 2018

As part of the Rise Up, Quines! Festival,  there was a Civic Reception in Aberdeen’s Town House at which a plaque to suffragette Caroline Phillips was to have been unveiled.  Owing to a delay, a cardboard facsimile was unveiled instead. A plaque to Caroline Phillips was first mooted over a decade ago, and Aberdeen City …

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Out Gallivanting – Medical and Nursing Services During World War One – 10 November

Aberdeen Medico-Chirurgical Society created an exhibition on Medical and Nursing Services during World War One entitled ‘A Tribute to the work of the Medical and Nursing Services during World War 1‘. This exhibition was presented at three locations in November; Woodend Hospital, the Suttie Centre, Foresterhill and at John Lewis. I caught up with it …

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