Congratulations to the winners of the Falconer 150 Essay Competition!

The Friends of the Falconer Museum invited authors to send in an essay relating to Hugh Falconer’s work and life or the museum bearing his name.

We received entries from near and far, from Forres, London, India and the USA. A big THANK YOU to all who participated. It was a pleasure to read your essays. But we only had three prizes to give, and we had to come to a decision.

The winner of the Falconer 150 Essay Competition is

Scott Keir with his essay ‘What to bin and what to keep’: Museums as collective memory.

Congratulations to two highly-commended authors:

Jude Clay with A view from a tea garden. Read Jude’s essay here.

Torben B Ballin with Three different species of humans: An exceptional assemblage from an exceptional museum. Read Torben’s essay here.

All three winning essays are included in the anthology Science & Imagination: True Stories from the Falconer Museum, out now!

The book can be ordered at your bookshop or online.

ISBN 978-1-915338-66-2