Description: The Comann Eachdraidh Uibhist a Tuath (Historical Society of North Uist) heritage collection. Known as CEUT, this dynamic local history society was formed in October 1987 and has gradually built up a collection of objects, photographs and sound archives that reflect the social history of North Uist. Currently there is a committee of 12 that meet monthly at Taigh Chearsabhagh that are supported by a wider membership of over 300 people. CEUT are responsible for planning the heritage related exhibitions and events at Taigh Chearsabhagh including the annual main exhibition in the Museum and several temporary displays in Gallery 2 which is shared on rotation with the arts programme.
Description: The Museum of the University of St Andrews (MUSA) displays to the public some of the treasures from the University's collection of over 112,000 artefacts.
Description: Shetland Museum & Archives sits on the restored historic Hay's Dock in Lerwick, providing a gateway from which to explore Shetland's rich heritage and culture. The Shetland Museum and Archives building was opened by Her Majesty the Queen of Norway and Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay on 31st May 2007. The extensive and rich collections of both Shetland Museum and Shetland Archives were brought together in one building for the first time; telling the fascinating story of Shetland’s heritage and culture and providing an unforgettable visitor experience. This Five Star VisitScotland rated Visitor Attraction.
Description: Through a Glass Darkly - Digitisation of the Bridges Collection (a collection of Cypriot antiquities held at the University of St Andrews). Funded by the Leventis Foundation. Project directors: Rebecca Sweetman (School of Classics) & Alison Hadfield (MUSA). Through a Glass Darkly is a project involving colleagues in the School of Classics (Rebecca Sweetman and Ioannis Georganas) and the Museum of the University of St Andrews, MUSA (Alison Hafield and Hannah Sycamore) which stems from research into changing perceptions material culture according to the medium in which it is experienced. From this research project we have designed a number of practical applications which have been rolled out to help inform museum curatorial decision making processes as well as support education in schools and museums. Our work is funded by the Leventis Foundation and the University of St Andrews. https://thebridgescollection.wordpress.com/2017/05/19/through-a-glass-darkly/