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Museum Storytime

Museum Storytime

By Museums of the University of St Andrews

Join us for a moment of calm. Our collections in the Museums of the University of St Andrews are full to the brim with objects that have interesting stories to tell. Take 10 minutes out of your day to hear them in Museum Storytime.
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Mary Sabine
Mary Sabine
This week on Museum Storytime, join Dr Elsje van Kessel, School of Art History, to hear the story of a missing painting, and a girl called Mary Sabine. Find us at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/Museum... Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
11:51
September 28, 2022
The Missionary Chest
The Missionary Chest
This week on Museum Storytime, join Dr Emily Michelson, School of History, to hear a story connected to the Missionary Chest in our collection here at St Andrews. Find us at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/Museum... Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
09:08
September 21, 2022
Playfair
Playfair
This week on Museum Storytime, join Dr Luke Gartlan, School of Art History, to discover the colonial connections in some of the photography collection here at St Andrews, with a focus on James Playfair and the Playfair family. Find us at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/Museum... Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
14:33
August 31, 2022
Tenualosa Ilisha fish
Tenualosa Ilisha fish
This week on Museum Storytime, join Dr Anindya Raychaudhuri , School of English, to hear The story of the Tenualosa Ilisha fish and how what was once considered a simple specimen can tell a complex and personal story of cultural memory. Find us at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/Museum... Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
05:42
August 17, 2022
Sport at the University
Sport at the University
This week on Museum Storytime, join Eilidh to hear the story of sport at the University of St Andrews. Why is the sporting community so diverse in St Andrews? Find out about the history of golf and archery, alongside other sports enjoyed by students today, from rugby to water polo.  Find us at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/Museum... Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
05:43
July 20, 2022
William Scheves
William Scheves
This week on Museum Storytime, join Eilidh to hear the story of William Scheves. Who was William Scheves? Find out about his connection to St Andrews, how his friendship with King James III influenced the course of his life, and the story of his controversial rise to power.  Find us at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/Museum... Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
06:12
April 11, 2022
The Cult of St Andrew
The Cult of St Andrew
This week on Museum Storytime, join Eilidh to hear the story of the Cult of St Andrew. Find out how the Cult came to be, the influence it had on the town of St Andrews in the Middle Ages, and how its influence can still be felt around the world today. Find us at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/Museum... Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
05:02
March 30, 2022
Pilgrimage to Medieval St Andrews
Pilgrimage to Medieval St Andrews
This week on Museum Storytime, join Eilidh to hear the story of pilgrimage to medieval St Andrews. Find out what the experience of a pilgrim in the Middle Ages was like, what a pilgrim badge signified, and how the layout of the town was central to the experience of being a pilgrim to St Andrews... Find us at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/Museum... Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
05:09
March 15, 2022
John Hardyng's Map of Scotland
John Hardyng's Map of Scotland
This week on Museum Storytime, join Eilidh to hear the story of John Hardyng's Map of Scotland, currently on loan to the Wardlaw Museum from the British Library as part of their Treasures on Tour programme, supported by the Helen Hamlyn foundation. Find out about Hardyng's secret mission to Scotland, the intelligence he gathered, and what happened to it on his return to England. © British Library Board Lansdowne 204 ff.226v - 227r Find us at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/Museum... Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
06:46
March 02, 2022
The Foundation of the University of St Andrews
The Foundation of the University of St Andrews
This week on Museum Storytime, join Eilidh to hear the story of the foundation of the University of St Andrews. Find out who Henry Wardlaw was, and how his friendship with an Antipope helped to bring the University of St Andrews into existence. Find us at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/Museum... Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
06:31
February 15, 2022
Medieval St Andrews
Medieval St Andrews
This week on Museum Storytime, join Eilidh as she introduces the story of Medieval St Andrews. Over the coming weeks, we'll be delving deeper into the stories of St Andrews in the medieval period.  Find us at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/Museum... Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
06:24
February 02, 2022
The Reformation
The Reformation
This week on Museum Storytime, join Eilidh as she delves into the stories of St Andrews and the Scottish Reformation, through two portraits in our collection. Cardinal David Beaton and John Knox shaped the religious landscape of Scotland in the 16th century. Find out how by listening in.  Find us at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/Museum... Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
07:37
October 27, 2021
Venus' Flower Basket
Venus' Flower Basket
This week on Museum Storytime, join Eilidh to find out all about the intriguing Venus' Flower Basket - and the secret of what lies inside.  Find us at:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MuseumsUniStA Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
04:48
October 20, 2021
Sir David Brewster
Sir David Brewster
This week on Museum Storytime, join Eilidh to hear the story of Sir David Brewster, his time at the University of St. Andrews, and the accidental invention of the Kaleidoscope. Find us at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/Museum... Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
06:27
October 06, 2021
The Bell Pettigrews
The Bell Pettigrews
Today on Museum Storytime, join Eilidh to find out all about the Bell Pettigrews - the power couple of the University of St Andrews- and how their memory can still be felt in the buildings across campus to this day... To find out more about the Bell Pettigrews, check this blog post out : https://museumblog.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/.../inspiration.../ Find us at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/Museum... Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
04:47
September 29, 2021
Fridtjof Nansen
Fridtjof Nansen
This week, find out all about Fridtjof Nansen - discover his daring trip to the North Pole and appreciate his groundbreaking humanitarian work. You can also enjoy some poetry inspired by Nansen's creations on the University Museums website: https://museumevents.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/stanza-x.../ Find us at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/Museum... Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
05:48
September 15, 2021
Early Student Days
Early Student Days
This week, join Eilidh to find out all about Early Student Days at the University of St Andrews. Discover how early students would need to wake up, what the exam process was like and some facts about graduation...   Find us at:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/Museum... Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
04:54
September 08, 2021
Scottish Students Song Book
Scottish Students Song Book
This week, join Eilidh find out what the Scottish Student Songbook is, how it came into being and what song included in the book is featured in a well-known film...   Find us at:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/Museum... Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
07:22
September 01, 2021
Survival Stories
Survival Stories
This week, join Eilidh to learn about some of the survival stories of the objects in our collections. From the Reformation, to the banning of a then popular sport, there are many survival stories of the 600 year history of the University of St Andrews... Find us at:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/Museum... Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
07:12
August 25, 2021
Willa Muir
Willa Muir
Staying on the theme of St Andrews alumnus, join Eilidh this week as she investigates Willa Muir and her career. Muir was one of St Andrews’ early women students, and one of Scotland's leading feminist writers at the time. Find us at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/Museum... Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
07:08
August 18, 2021
Sir James Black
Sir James Black
This week, join Eilidh to look at Norman Edgar's Portrait of Sir James Black. Find out who James Black was, his amazing work in the medical field and how the University of St Andrews remember him today...  Find us at:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/Museum... Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
04:20
August 11, 2021
Women's Work, Pittenweem
Women's Work, Pittenweem
This week, join Eilidh to learn about the Recording Scotland collection, the work of the women in the fishing industry, and some of the methods that they used... Find us at:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/Museum... Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
04:45
August 04, 2021
Franki Raffles
Franki Raffles
This week, join Eilidh to hear all about Franki Raffles.   Learn how this St Andrews alumni became a social feminist documentary photographer, who travelled the world and set up the charity Zero Tolerance.    The University of St Andrews hold Raffles' work in our collections, which you can explore here: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/library/... Find us at:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/Museum... Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
04:39
July 30, 2021
Mary, Queen of Scots
Mary, Queen of Scots
This week, join Eilidh to find out all about our painting by John Duncan of Mary, Queen of Scots at Fotheringhay. Come and listen to why this Dundee-born artist painted one of the final days of Scotland's most famous monarch, over 300 years after the event happened, and how the University now have this painting in their collection today!  Find us at:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/Museum... Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
07:56
July 21, 2021
The Challenger Expedition
The Challenger Expedition
This week, join Eilidh to learn about the Challenger Expedition and why it was dubbed the beginning of modern oceanography... Find us at:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/Museum.. Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
05:54
July 14, 2021
The Beatles and Cassius Clay
The Beatles and Cassius Clay
This week, join Eilidh to hear the story of Harry Benson's photograph of The Beatles with Cassius Clay, part of our Boswell Collection.  Find us at:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/Museum... Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/   Photograph © HARRY BENSON
07:21
July 07, 2021
Peter Pan
Peter Pan
This week, join Eilidh to find out the link author J.M. Barrie has to St. Andrews University, learn about the whimsical Peter Pan statue in our collection and some of the memorable quotes from Barrie's speeches...   Find us at:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MuseumsUniStA Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
06:26
June 30, 2021
Margaret Fairlie
Margaret Fairlie
This week, join Eilidh to learn about St Andrews' own Margaret Fairlie, her contributions to the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the difference she made, and still makes, to peoples lives and what she kept hidden during World War Two... Find us at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MuseumsUniStA Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
04:45
June 23, 2021
Julia Margaret Cameron
Julia Margaret Cameron
This week, join Eilidh to learn about Julia Margaret Cameron: the work she produced, and who "The Dirty Monk" was...   Find us at:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MuseumsUniStA  Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuseumsUniStA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museumsunista/ Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/
04:25
June 16, 2021
Museum Storytime Trailer
Museum Storytime Trailer
Join us for a moment of calm. Our collections are full to the brim with objects that have interesting stories to tell. Take 10 minutes out of your day to hear them in Museum Storytime.
01:07
May 06, 2021