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A Portrait in Progress

October - November
Usually Mondays and Thursdays (contact the museum to check)
Free, drop in any time

Calum Colvin is a Scottish artist whose work combines photography, painting and installation. This autumn, he will be working at our museum to create portrait of Andrew Carnegie. 


Lantern Making

9th November 2019, 11am-3pm

Free, Drop in

Design your very own Andrew Carnegie Inspired Lantern with the help of Artist Gemma Coyle, and take part in the Christmas Light Switch on Parade on Saturday 16th November.

Lanterns produced on the day will be stored at the museum until the 16th.

All ages welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult.

FREE of charge


Festive Shopping Saturday

16th November 2019, 10am-3.30pm

Pop down to the Carnegie Museum shop to find some great discounts across selected shop items. Selected products will be discounted for one day only, so don't miss out on some lovely Christmas treats!

From last minute stocking fillers for the little ones, giant dinosaur toys, to more sophisticated local made gifts for your loved ones, come down and find a bargain.

There will be some small Christmas activities available to entertain the little ones.

Entry to the museum is free as always.


The Constructed Worlds of Calum Colvin

21st November 2019, 6-8pm

Free, but requires booking via Eventbrite

Join us for a discussion of Tom Normand's 'The Constructed Worlds of Calum Colvin', published by Luath Press. Engage in conversation with Tom Normand and a 'Q&A' with Calum Colvin.

Calum Colvin has exhibited his work nationally and internationally for over thirty years. Colvin’s artworks have been widely exhibited in venues as diverse as Orkney, Los Angeles and Ecuador. He has completed a number of portrait commissions for the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and the RSA. He is currently installing a portrait of Andrew Carnegie at the museum to mark the centenary of Carnegie's death.

Tom Normand is a lecturer and writer and has published widely in the history of British art with a special interest in developments in art and photography in Scotland, including the book 'Scottish Photography: A History'. He has taught at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, and in the History of Art Department at the University of St Andrews. He has lectured, nationally and internationally, on Scottish art, culture and society.

The book will be available for purchase on the night.


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Bobbin Babies & Bobbin Bigs

26th November 2019

Free, Booking Required

Bobbin Babies (0-2yrs), 10:30am
Bobbin Bigs (3-5yrs), 11:30am

Join us at our monthly Bobbin sessions for some songs and stories.

This is a multi-sensory session with props and play! Bookings open on 19 November. Please sign up for our mailing list to get priority booking for this workshop.


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Eco Christmas Crafternoon

1st December 2019, 1-3pm
Free, Drop-In

Join us for some festive crafts as we make our own recyclable wrapping paper and plastic-free crackers! And take part in our 12 Carnegies of Christmas trail!