MUSA Collections Centre

MUSA Collections Centre
87 North Street
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9AE
Scotland

Website

www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museum/musacollectionscentre/

E-mail

museumenquiries@st-andrews.ac.uk

Telephone

01334 461662

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Explore behind the scenes to discover some of the fascinating treasure from the University's collections. From fine art to furniture, intricate sculptures to coffee pots, the Collections Centre is the home to many of the thousands of fascinating objects from the University's Recognised Collections of National Significance.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Open by appointment. Free public tours the first Wednesday of each month.

Admission charges

Free admission, pre-booking essential.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Objects Unpacked

  • 4 February 2015 1:15-1:45pm

We are pleased to bring you a new series of curators’ talks at the MUSA Collections Centre, exploring a variety of topics, from furniture to costume, and art to ethnography. This is a great opportunity to see behind-the-scenes at the MUSA Collections Centre and find out how the University cares for its collection of over 112,000 objects.

Join Rowan Gard, Anthropologist and MUSA staff member, as she reveals treasures from the Ethnographic Collection. Explore what these interesting objects were originally used for and what they tell us about the human experience around the world. Free but booking essential.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • Not suitable for children

Website

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/musa/whatson/

Objects Unpacked

  • 4 March 2015 1:15-1:45pm

We are pleased to bring you a new series of curators’ talks at the MUSA Collections Centre, exploring a variety of topics, from furniture to costume, and art to ethnography. This is a great opportunity to see behind-the-scenes at the MUSA Collections Centre and find out how the University cares for its collection of over 112,000 objects.

For thousands of years animals, both real and imagined, have appeared in art from around the world. See if you can spot a crocodile, a bull, a monkey, and some snakes (not live!) in the MUSA Collections Centre with Senior Curator, Alison Hadfield, and discover what these objects and artworks tell us about our relationship with animals. Free but booking essential.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • Not suitable for children

Website

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/musa/whatson/

Objects Unpacked

  • 1 April 2015 1:15-1:45pm

Find out from Curator Jessica Burdge how the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were great years for building at the University of St Andrews. The University expanded significantly in terms of the number of students matriculating and this talk will look at some of the buildings designed and built to accommodate them.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Website

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/musa/whatson/

Objects Unpacked

  • 6 May 2015 1:15-1:45pm

Join Curator Charlie Trzeciak for a nineteenth-century Grand Tour! By looking at a series of exquisite plaster-cameos, you will follow the itinerary of a wealthy traveller and get a unique glimpse of Europe’s ‘must-see’ cultural sites and antiquities.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Website

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/musa/whatson/

Objects Unpacked

  • 3 June 2015 1:15-1:45pm

From Ancient Roman coins to East Asian bullet money, find out more about the University’s coin collection from Curator Claire Robinson.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Website

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/musa/whatson/

Objects Unpacked

  • 1 July 2015 1:15-1:45pm

Discover some of the many ways art can inspire photography through a series of Scottish works from the collections.

Curator Lili Bagyanszki will showcase landscapes to studio installations, so there will be something for everyone! Free but booking essential.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Website

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/musa/whatson/

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