Museum Week

21st May 2020

Last week we participated in Museum Week, sharing something from Abbotsford on social media for each Museum Week theme over 7 days. If you missed it, here’s a round up of the week.

Monday #HeroesMW

For Monday's theme of heroes, we celebrated the nursing achievements of Dame Jean Maxwell-Scott (1923-2004).

Tuesday #CultureInQuarrantineMW

Tuesday’s theme was all about recreating museum art and objects at home- what do you think of our attempt?

Wednesday #TogetherMW

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!

Thursday #MuseumMomentsMW

On Thursday we shared this lovely photo that was sent in to us of a moment at Abbotsford nearly 50 years ago.

Friday #ClimateMW

For Friday's climate theme, we talked about how we look after Abbotsford's historic building and the challenges caused by our changing climate.

Saturday #TechnologyMW

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.

Sunday #DreamsMW

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.

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