Members of the public can get free advice about old photographs from photographic experts from the University of St Andrew’s at a free drop-in event from 11am to 4pm on Saturday June 27 at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow.

The event is being run jointly by Aberdeen Maritime Museum and the Special Collections of the University of St Andrews as part of the Institute of Photography in Scotland’s ‘Season of Photography 2015’.

Photographic experts from the Special Collections team will be on hand to give members of the public advice on how to care for old photographs and what they can learn more from them.

A collection of 19th century photographs from the Special Collections will be available for the public to look at and handle with the experts on hand to answer any questions about the images.

The ‘Season of Photography’ aims to highlight, celebrate and promote photography, from the historical innovations of the 1840s to the digital explorations of 2015. This is the first event to be held as part of ‘Season’ by the Institute of Photography.

The Institute of Photography in Scotland consists of the National Galleries of Scotland, the University of Glasgow, the University of St Andrews, Street Level Photoworks in Glasgow and Stills in Edinburgh.

Aberdeen City Council’s Convener of Education and Children’s Services Councillor Angela Taylor said: “Most of us have old photographs that we don’t know much about so this free drop-in event is the ideal opportunity to learn more about them from the photographic experts. They say a picture paints a thousand words and I am sure the experts will come across some fascinating finds.”


Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12noon-3pm

Admission free

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