Aberdeen Art Gallery

The origins of Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums can be traced to 1873. The granite Art Gallery is one of the loveliest Victorian galleries in the UK and was opened in 1885. Today, the collections consists of the fine art collections of local, national and international significance, ranging from the period c.1850 to the present day, with particularly rich holdings of 19th & 20th century Scottish art, early 20th century English art and a growing collection of challenging international art of the 21st century. The applied art collection comprises over 15,000 items, covering all aspects of applied and decorative art, design and craft and costume and textiles. The collection is particularly strong in the areas of ceramics, costume, glass, jewellery, metalwork and textiles. The museum further contains a department devoted to maritime history, Science & Industry collection archaeological heritage of Aberdeen and the North East of Scotland and the internationally significant excavations which have taken place within the medieval burgh since the 1970s. The main strength of this superb collection is in Scottish coins and banknotes, including no fewer than 16 gold coins, ranging in date from the 13th to the 20th century. In addition to that group are the 14th century coin hoards found in Aberdeen, which are of major European significance. Coins from ancient Greece and Rome are among the City’s collection, which also features coinage and banknotes from most countries of the modern world.

Museum: Aberdeen Art Gallery
City: Aberdeen
Country: United Kingdom
Address: Schoolhill
Website: http://www.aagm.co.uk