Exhibitions

Many of the artefacts featured on this site can be seen ‘in person’ at museums across Scotland. In Orkney, you will find material permanently on display at The Orkney Museum, Tankerness House, Kirkwall (see website), and at Stromness Museum, in StromnessStromness
(see website). Both have wide ranging collections which both complement and create a context for the material presented here. Large collections of Orcadian material are also held in Edinburgh at National Museums Scotland (see website), and in Glasgow at the Hunterian Museum (see website). Not all of these collections are on permanent display, but you will be able to see material from key sites together with outstanding examples of most artefact categories.

A temporary exhibition relating to this project will be shown in Orkney between mid-June and late September 2017. Combining displays at The Orkney Museum, Kirkwall, and Stromness Museum and the Pier Arts Centre in StromnessStromness
, the show is entitled Conversations with Magic Stones, the name derived, with a slight adaptation, from a sculpture by Barbara Hepworth. With the conclusion of the show in September, we will make the exhibition catalogue available to view on this site.

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