Mu­se­ums’ role to be cel­e­brated

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS -

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.”

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