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Mr Museum

Dumfries Museum
1st January 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1st January 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Alfred Edgar Truckell (Alf) was born 100 years ago on 14 February 1919. He was curator of Dumfries Museum 1948 – 1982. During this time he expanded the museum collection, increased visitor numbers, opened the Old Bridge House as a museum of domestic life and started a museum in Annan. He was a well known figure in the town and was awarded an MBE for his services to learning.

Website: www.dumgal.gov.uk

Presents of the Past

The Stewartry Museum, Kirkcudbright
February 9 @ 11:00 am - June 22 @ 5:00 pm

A wonderful array of new objects added into the museum’s collection over the last few years.

Cost: Free

Website: www.dumgal.gov.uk

Roman invaders in the Solway?

Dumfries Museum
April 6 @ 10:00 am - June 2 @ 5:00 pm

The story of the Priestside anchor and the ships that carried Roman invaders to our shores 2000 years ago.

The Roman Army was almost invincible on land of its own choosing and was closely supported by a formidable navy. For many years an ancient iron anchor from Priestside near Annan has been on display in Dumfries Museum. New studies have revealed that this may be one of the rarest survivors of an invading Roman navy. Find out more about how the anchor was made and how the Romans used boats to conquer and colonise.

Also on show is the Bulbury Camp anchor, on loan from Dorset County Museum. This anchor is definitely of Iron Age date and was found during the excavation of Bulbury Iron Age Hill-fort in 1881. It will be the first ever time that these two rare anchors can be compared.

Website: www.dumgal.gov.uk

Archie Sutter Watt, William Gillies and John Maxwell

Stranraer Museum
April 27 @ 10:00 am - June 1 @ 4:45 pm

Archie Sutter Watt RSW, (1915-2005) was one of Dumfries and Galloway’s best-loved artists. A charitable trust was set up after his death to look after his archive of work and to make grant awards to young artists and education projects in Dumfries and Galloway.

It has been a pleasure for the Trustees to bring together this new exhibition of his work, showcased alongside the work of Sir William Gillies RSA (1898-1973) and John Maxwell RSA (1905-1962). This three-person show will highlight these important artists and their contribution to the story of art in Scotland.

Cost: Free

Website: www.dumgal.gov.uk