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Grantown Museum opens its doors for first time this year


By Gavin Musgrove

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Grantown Museum bosses have reopened the attraction for the first time this year following the Covid-19 pandemic for a brand new exhibition featuring some of the North of Scotland's best print-makers.

The two week exhibition 'Artists in Print' got underway on Tuesday and shows off the works of three print artists – Bryan Angus, Carine Eunson and Kitty Watt.

Sailing Day, Portsoy, by Bryan Angus which is one of the works on show at the exhibition now open to the public.
Sailing Day, Portsoy, by Bryan Angus which is one of the works on show at the exhibition now open to the public.

Manager Dan Cottam said: “We are pleased to be able to show these fantastic artists, counted amongst the best print-makers in the North of Scotland.

"We have worked really hard to ensure we can open for a short spell with a small team with all safety measures in place.

"Some aspects of the permanent museum exhibits won’t be available but people can visit for free during these two weeks.

"Even when the doors are shut we’ll be working behind the scenes on new projects to ensure the museum thrives under new circumstances and as ever always welcome support from people becoming members with an annual subscription and new volunteers to help with the organisation.”

The museum has been closed up until this point due to the pandemic and will only have a limited opening this year.

It will be putting on its annual Christmas Craft Fair running from November 30 to December 6.

Mr Cottam said he hopes the museum will be open again full time from April 2021.

He said: "Most of the events and exhibitions they we had planned to host this year are now planned to take place in 2021."

Entry to 'Artists in Print' is free but donations are always appreciated.

The museum at Burnfield will be open 10am-4pm (closed Monday) until September 27.



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