‘YOUR Museums & Galleries’ are mini museum displays situated within three of Perth & Kinross Council’s community campus libraries: North Inch, Loch Leven and Strathearn. The theme of each display reflects the local area, and displays are often put together in partnership with a community group.
The objects have been selected from Perth & Kinross Museums & Galleries collections and displays will change throughout the year.
North Inch Community Campus, Dec 2016 – April 2017
All of the objects within this case are iridescent. Objects include:
Labradorite which looks a flat grey, but if you move so that the light changes you can see gold and blue within the stone.
Caithness Glass Alchemy Vases. These vases shimmer as you move to look at them. the gold ones have a purple through them which can be seen as you move and the blue have a silver.
Pheasant which as iridescent feathers down its neck and chest which change from purple through to gold and blue to green.
Kill or Cure
Loch Leven Community Campus, Dec 2016 – April 2017
A display curated by Kinross Reminiscence Group.
Through discussion, shared memories and linked objects the group collected stories about remedies used in the past, sayings from their families and photographs from their own personal collections to illustrate this interesting theme.
Stories relate cures for a fever and a doctor’s recommendation for a chesty cough, which advised changing to Capston full strength cigarettes.
Museum objects include items such as a gas mask, breast pump and Lastonet tights; all invented to either or improve health or prevent illness or damage to health.
The display also contains medical items from the Kinross Museum collections.
Creiff in 10 Years’ Time
Strathearn Community Campus, Nov 2016 – 21 Feb 2017
A display by Crieff Vintage Group
The group worked with local artist June McEwan to produce artwork for the case. They came up with ideas about the ideal shops, visitor attractions and town centre layout. The case contains items that you may have bought in the shops in Crieff in the 1960s and the shops you may have bought them in, for example: Valentine’s Clothing shop, Gill’s Deli, Low’s Supermarket, King Street Chip Shop, Bryce’s Shoe Shop and Scrimgeour’s Drapers.