Museums’ role to be celebrated
A number of activities will be held in Dundee next month as part of celebrations highlighting the importance of the country’s museums.
The Festival of Museums will feature five specially curated events taking place across the city’s art, history and cultural centres over the weekend of May 18-22.
The McManus, the Frigate Unicorn and the Dundee University museum collections will all host special displays and activities as part of the nationwide programme.
Dancers of all ages will converge on the McManus on May 19 to play their part in Generation Dance. The project will allow participants to waltz and jive their way around the venue’s cherished galleries.
Also taking place on the Saturday will be music, dance and spoken word performances from teenagers, as part of Scotland’s Year of Young People.
At the Unicorn, a Whistle While You Work exhibition will explore the role music played in maritime life in the days before iPads.
Sarah Burry-Hayes, marketing manager at Museums Galleries Scotland, said: “The programme for the 2018 Festival of Museums is bursting with fun events that spark the imagination and celebrate culture.
“Museums and galleries in Dundee have planned a range of incredible events that will inspire local people to experience Scotland’s history, art and culture in interactive, unexpected and hands-on ways.”