University museum wins funding for a new gallery

A museum initiative at the University of Aberdeen became one of 13 museum and gallery projects to be awarded a share of £750K of capital funding by Museums Galleries Scotland recently.  The fund is specially targeted at capital projects that are designed to improve the visitor experiences to Scotland’s Recognised Collections of National Significance.

The £85,000 award will go towards a new gallery in the heart of the main campus that will allow visitors from the University and wider community to enjoy the University’s ‘Recognised Collection’. Plans for this exciting cultural space include a temporary exhibition gallery, a display highlighting some of our outstanding collections and an education space for schools.

The gallery, which will be housed in the former Clydesdale Bank building in the High Street, should be welcoming visitors before the end of the year.

[extracted from the Museums Galleries Scotland press release, 24 March 2010]