King's Museum

Kinnaird Head lighthouse - photo by Ian Cowe

Bright Ideas: the Art and Science of Light

A new exhibition curated by this year’s Museum Studies students at King’s Museum.

From illuminating our world to exploring the universe around us, people have interacted with light in diverse ways. In this age of scientific advancement do we take light for granted? Re-evaluate your perception of light and its complexities at this new temporary exhibit. The exhibit showcases objects from the University of Aberdeen Museum's scientific instrument, human culture and science collections, many on display for the first time.

The exhibition is open from 9 June to 28 November 2015.

photo of front of King's Museum

Welcome to King's Museum

King’s Museum lies at the heart of the University's Old Aberdeen campus. As well as being Scotland's newest museum, it may also be the oldest as its origins lie in a museum collection established in King's College in 1727. King’s Museum has exhibitions changing every few months to display these collections, some involving students and academic staff collaborating with the museum to bring recent research to a wider audience. With a service for schools, evening lectures and other events, such as the annual ‘Night at the Museum’, the museum is a place where objects and ideas are explored in ways that would have been inconceivable to those who have collected and curated the collection over the past centuries.

The museum is a friendly place, where passers-by, students, staff and tourists can drop in for a break; a place of stimulation and reflection in the middle of the busy campus.