Open Museum Launch

June 13, 2015

We invite you to join us at 12noon on Saturday 20th June, in Colquhoun Square, Helensburgh to celebrate the launch of Scotland’s first Outdoor Museum, developed and delivered by WAVEparticle, in partnership with  Austin-Smith:Lord, as part of Argyll & Bute Council’s Helensburgh CHORD project.

The Outdoor Museum proudly displays a collection of treasured objects brought forward by local residents and organisations in the town. Amongst these reproductions sit a series of historic artefacts encapsulated in acrylic, and three specially commissioned artworks by Lesley Carruthers, Kate Ive and Chris Coleman-Smith.

We imagined Scotland’s first Outdoor Museum as a place where local treasures could be permanently on display alongside objects of national signifiance and newly commissioned artworks, reflecting both the big history of the town and the smaller stories that make up our world. We envisaged this Museum with a collection open to the elements, where the wind and rain and sun and touch of hand, make their own contribution to the collection as it grows over the years…
Peter McCaughey, Lead Artist, WAVEparticle

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the Outdoor Museum, including: The Crichton Family,

Michael and Anna Curley, Margery Osborne, Iain Baird, Helensburgh Lions Club, Hermitage Academy,

Helensburgh Scouts and Helensburgh Heritage Trust and all those who took the time to nominate an object or story, all of which are being archived on the Outdoor Museum website.

Do you have a story you would like to share with the people of Helensburgh and its visitors? If so, we welcome you to get in touch...

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