Helmsdale: Museum for a Day

Saturday 11 March | 10.00 – 16.00

We are excited to share with you the full day’s programme for Helmsdale: Museum for a Day. We hope you will take up our invitation and join us in Helmsdale for a vibrant discussion.

On Saturday, we invite you to explore our village as a museum with a programme of tours, workshops, talks and activities, as well as self-led explorations. Guided tours will make the histories visible in the surrounding landscapes and seascapes. Local businesses will become hosts to objects from our own collection, re-situating items into contemporary sites linked to their own pasts.

10.00 Launch Helmsdale Map

11.00 Museum Without Walls bus tour following the route of Timespan’s Clearances Trail App with Jacquie Aitken

12.00 Engraved. Memory. Flow. Lada Wilson
An interaction with the site – with Helmsdale as a ‘Museum for a Day’ that brings together the artist and the diverse range of audiences. Together, during a walk [i.e. a creatively produced ritual], evoking old memories as much as generating new memories related to liminal points in the landscape.

Lunch Deal 12.00-14.00

13.00 New Collections for Timespan
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design MFA Art, Society & Publics students led by Amanda Crabtree, artconnexion, Lille

14.30 Outside – In: harbour walk followed by museum tour and discussion.
A guided walk led by museum curator Arabella Harvey and museum design session led by museum designer, Tom Smith of Lateral North

This event is part of Making Museums, a two day event co-curated with the Museum of Loss and Renewal.