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Keep up to date with new stories and details of what our staff are doing to preserve and promote Shetland's heritage and culture .

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The National Gallery Masterpiece Tour 2018

04/05/2018

Five hundred years after the dazzling genius of Hans Holbein, a painting by one of the greatest portraitists of all time can now be seen in Shetland.

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Holbein Comes to Shetland

27/04/2018

The countdown has begun! We are delighted to say that today marks one week until the public opening of 'A Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling' by Hans Holbein in Da Gadderie. This painting will be visiting us from 4th May until 15th July and is being loaned by the National Gallery as part of their Masterpiece Tour 2018.

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The BIG Takeover - Shetland 2018

15/11/2017

Shetland Museum and Archives is working with other local agencies and young people as part of the Year of Young People in 2018.

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Oasis inspired by Shetland Museum Textile Collection

14/11/2017

Clothing store, Oasis, has launched a new winter range, including knitwear inspired by Shetland Museum and Archives textile collections.

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Boats on the Move

27/07/2017

The Shetland Museum Boat Shed has had a transformation with the departure of the Oceanic Lifeboat - a long term resident during her restoration.

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Aith Junior High Pupils curate new exhibition at Shetland Museum and Archives

30/06/2017

A new exhibition has been unveiled telling the story of the whaling ship, Diana. The display has been curated by pupils from P4/5 and P6/7 of Aith Junior High.

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10th Birthday Celebrations

25/05/2017

To celebrate the milestone 10th birthday, Shetland Museum and Archives staff are hosting a day of birthday celebrations on Saturday 3rd June and would like to invite everyone along to join in the activities planned for the day.

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Mathewson Lecture

22/03/2017

Eileen Brooke-Freeman will deliver a talk about the life of her ancestor Andrew Dishington Mathewson of East Yell (1799-1887) from her research into his letters, plans and other documents deposited in the Shetland Archives.

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Shetland Museum and Archives goes virtual

08/03/2017

Shetland Museum and Archives have embraced the world of virtual reality with a new app available from VisitScotland.

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Rare and Unique - Shetland's rare book collection

30/11/2016

This December the Shetland Museum and Archives are focusing on the rare and unique Shetland book collection they look after for the islands, both with special events and the return of the popular Advent Tree in reception and on the Facebook page.

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