21st May 2020
For Monday's theme of heroes, we celebrated the nursing achievements of Dame Jean Maxwell-Scott (1923-2004).
Tuesday’s theme was all about recreating museum art and objects at home- what do you think of our attempt?
Today for #CultureInQuarrantineMW museums are inviting followers to recreate museum artworks and objects from what they have at home— Abbotsford (@AbbotsfordScott) May 12, 2020
So grab a drink and see if you can do a better job than Toby at recreating this painting of the actor James Russell...#GettyMuseumChallenge pic.twitter.com/bao9ILSi5q
Wednesday’s together theme coincided with our Collections and Interpretation Manager Kirsty running a virtual visit for Edinburgh University students as part of the Prescribe Culture project for student wellbeing, so we shared a little of what they were getting up to!
Today our Collections and Interpretation Manager Kirsty is giving @EdinburghUni students a virtual experience of Abbotsford!#PrescribeCulture offers social support for #wellbeing in lockdown. They'll be looking at Scott and Turner as explored in our 2018 exhibition #TogetherMW https://t.co/jXg9HbBv2c pic.twitter.com/XAObLl1boy— Abbotsford (@AbbotsfordScott) May 13, 2020
On Thursday we shared this lovely photo that was sent in to us of a moment at Abbotsford nearly 50 years ago.
For Friday's climate theme, we talked about how we look after Abbotsford's historic building and the challenges caused by our changing climate.
For Saturday's technology theme we talked about the joys of being able use technology to share Abbotsford whilst no one is able to visit. Our Collections and Interpretations Manager Kirsty put together another video taking a closer look at an item in our collection. Watch it below and travel back in time to May 1828 as we join Sir Walter Scott in an artist's studio.
On Sunday, we spoke about some of our dreams as an organisation, mentioning our exciting plans for 2021 and beyond for the 250th anniversary of Sir Walter Scott's birth.
For #DreamsMW we’re sharing some exciting plans starting next year for the 250th anniversary of Scott’s birth— Abbotsford (@AbbotsfordScott) May 17, 2020
Celebrations will include exciting events, a major exhibition at Abbotsford for 2022 and work with other organisations to mark the anniversary across Scotland and beyond pic.twitter.com/uhZsHjdQoJ