January 16, 2018

Events

 

Our events programme will run for the entire duration of the exhibition. It includes a lot of different activities and events for all ages, from 3 to 99 years old. Take a look below and start planning 2018 with us! All our events are free.

To book an event, please call or email the Museum of the University of St Andrews at:

tel: 01334 461 660
email: museumlearning@st-andrews.ac.uk

 

FAMILY EVENTS

 

Deep Sea Creatures

  • Date: Monday 2 April 2018
  • Time: 10-10.45am (Ages 3-6) & 11am-12pm (Ages 7-12)
  • Location: Bell Pettigrew Museum
  • Booking essential

What lurks in the deepest parts of the ocean? Join us as we dive into the deep blue sea and find out for yourself! Surround yourself with the odd underwater creatures of the Bell Pettigrew Museum and bring your very own deep-sea creature to life!

 

Modern Masterpieces

  • Date: Thursday 5 April 2018
  • Time: 1-3pm (All Ages)
  • Location: Learning Loft at MUSA

Ever tried to turn an old piece of wood into art? Have a look at our Boswell Art Collection and try your hand at creating a modern masterpiece using the weird and wonderful techniques of the artists! Children should be accompanied by an adult.

 

Medieval Mosaics

  • Date: Monday 9 April 2018
  • Time: 10-10.45am (Ages 3-6) & 11am-12pm (Ages 7-12)
  • Location: Learning Loft at MUSA
  • Booking essential

Transport yourself to the magnificent mosaic courtyard of the Great Palace of Constantinople, which remained a mystery until the University began digging in the 1950s. Uncover the hidden medieval mosaics and create your very own mosaic fit for the Emperor!

 

Picture Yourself    

  • Date: Thursday 12 April 2018
  • Time: 10-10.45am (Ages 3-6) & 11am-12pm (Ages 7-12)
  • Location: Learning Loft at MUSA
  • Booking essential

Capture an image of yourself to last a lifetime. Portraits are full of clues about the person they depict. Come and unveil the secrets of the grand portraits around the University, and then create your own to take home!

 

ADULT EVENTS

 

Walking Tour: ‘Standing on the Shoulders of Giants’                                                                             

  • Date: Tuesday 20 March 2018
  • Time: 6-7.30pm
  • Location: Tour begins and ends at MUSA
  • Booking essential

The University of St Andrews is built on the gifts of generous donors. Take a peek behind the scenes in some of St Andrews’ most famous landmarks and discover the tales of those whose lives have shaped the town.

 

Film screening: ‘The Women Who Shaped St Andrews’

  • Date: Friday 13 April 2018
  • Time: 7.15-8pm
  • Location: Learning Loft at MUSA
  • Booking essential

Enjoy an exclusive screening of our short documentary, ‘The Women Who Shaped St Andrews’. Discover the legacies of the powerful female benefactors who influenced everything from natural history research to student accommodation. Ponder the reasons why stories of these women are often ‘hidden’ from view, and join us as we celebrate their contribution to the University we know today. Refreshments will be provided.

 

Portrait Masterclass    

  • Date: Saturday 14 April 2018
  • Time: 2-4pm
  • Location: Learning Loft at MUSA
  • Booking essential

Let our guest portrait painter, Mark H. Lawrence, teach you how to capture your essence in the form of a self-portrait. Artists and their subjects have long used portraiture to present an image of themselves as they wish to be remembered. Learn the stories of some of the University’s portraits, think about your visual legacy, and create your own portrait.

 

Ever to Excel: An Afternoon of Discovery                                    

  • Date: Saturday 19 May
  • This event is part of the UK-wide Festival of Museums (18-20 May)
  • Time: 2-4pm
  • Location: Gallery 4 at MUSA
  • Booking essential

Donating to a University like St Andrews makes world-class research possible. Explore some of this research with experts in the Enduring Gifts gallery. They will highlight the impact that the donations of St Andrews’ most generous benefactors have on research today: from Art History to Medicine. Refreshments will be provided.