Ti­tanic arte­facts in first dis­play

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - LOCAL NEWS -

sto­ries for them­selves as they wan­der through its ex­pan­sive ex­hi­bi­tions.

Around 300 pieces have been se­lected for the Scot­tish De­sign Gal­leries with items re­flect­ing all as­pects of the coun­try’s de­sign cul­ture – show­ing how it has pro­gressed over cen­turies while hint­ing at what may lie in the fu­ture.

At its cen­tre is a re­cre­ation of a Charles Ren­nie Mack­in­tosh tea room, which was saved and con­served af­ter be­ing ripped out by builders dur­ing a ren­o­va­tion in the 1970s.

Visi­tors can also glimpse what life was like on board a lux­ury cruise ship, laid out in the largest sin­gle ex­hi­bi­tion space in Scot­land. Ocean Liners: Speed and Style is on show un­til Fe­bru­ary and of­fers in­sight into the boat­ing rev­o­lu­tion of the 1800s.

The ex­hi­bi­tion in­cludes en­gine pieces, or­nate wall de­signs and even out­fits worn by high so­ci­ety dur­ing glitzy jaunts at sea.

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