exhibition was held from 21st December 2005 to 20th January 2006
with a very successful preview evening on 18th December.
The preview evening included 15 pupils from
Applegrove Primary School presenting five short pantomime sketches
on the stage which was specifically built for the exhibtion.
|This exhibition commemorated the 200th anniversary, or bicentenary
of the Naval Battle of Trafalgar, which took place off the coast of
Cadiz, Spain on the 21st October 1805.
This exhibition was a culmination of the work
carried out by the ‘Wet-ones’ a fifth year class at
Forres Academy in 2004 and attracted over 2,000 visitors.
The group, with the help of many community volunteers,
had worked over the year, to reclaim the former Plasmon Mill pond.
The overgrown and silted up pond was in drastic need of a makeover
to make it into a beautiful garden space – an open area for
both the community and local wildlife to enjoy.
The exhibition showed the history of the mill and
the work of the students and other groups involved in completing
‘Landfull’ sought to raise awareness
about environmental issues and contemporary art. The project
also supported the Moray Council’s new kerbside recycling collections,
which aims to help people ‘reduce, re-use and re-cycle’.
Various partners in the project also held a series of talks and workshops
for the community, and school groups.
The ‘Landfull’ exhibition ran from
the 25th September to the 30th October, 2004, attracting 2,017
visitors to the Museum.
Museum's first "Christmas" Exhibition
was held in December 2003 and was a great success with
over 800 visitors.
The exhibition featured toys
donated by Friends’ Members
such as Board Games, Train Sets, Teddy Bears, Puppets, pull-along “Flintstones” characters
and model cars including “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”. The
Christmas theme was continued with a variety of Christmas Cards,
some of which dated from Word War I.
Primary 3 pupils of Andersons Primary School, Forres
painted posters of toys and these were also be on display during
The five week exhibition held in March/April 2003
explored Scottish and global plant diversity and how we use and
interact with plants in our everyday lives.
Friends volunteers and local schoolchildren did
a tremendous amount of work to ensure the success of this event.
Star attractions were the cocoa pod made from sweetie wrappers, the
crispy tattie made from crisp packets, cotton buds and rubber trees.
Friends member Veerle Van den Eynden, a Botanist, was the driving
force behind the exhibition and her expertise proved invaluable in
setting up the exhibition and in securing the loan of the Flora Celtica
display from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.