Young people to create 
a Cabinet of Curiosities

Modo and Aberdeenshire Council's Museum Service are inviting young folk from Peterhead and beyond to create a modern interpretation of 'Mr Arbuthnot's Cabinet of Curiosities'.
Modo and Aberdeenshire Council's Museum Service are inviting young folk from Peterhead and beyond to create a modern interpretation of 'Mr Arbuthnot's Cabinet of Curiosities'.

THEATRE Modo and Aberdeenshire Council’s Museum Service are inviting Buchan children and young adults to get involved in a wonderful new creation this Easter.

From Monday, April 8 till the 12th, the challenge will be to create a modern interpretation of ‘Mr Arbuthnot’s Cabinet of Curiosities’ filled with artwork inspired by objects in the collections of Aberdeenshire Council.

Once completed, the cabinet will be taken on tour to a wider audience, featuring youth performances and workshops to showcase the achievements of the young people involved.

Modo director Martin Danziger says: “We hope to re-create the excitement, wonder and spectacle of the original Peterhead collection, and many exciting and exotic objects.

“To start the process we are looking for young people interested in performing and making to develop ideas, performances and objects inspired by the weird and wonderful objects in the collection.

Although the event is free, participants are asked to book a place by calling 01779 483 145 or emailing martin@modo.org.uk

It will run daily from 10am – 5pm at Buchanhaven Community Centre and is open to anyone aged 11-25 - participants should bring their own lunch or lunch money.

Modo and Aberdeenshire Council’s museum service are breaking new ground to make collections in Peterhead more accessible to young people. The project is funded by Museums Galleries Scotland, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Aberdeenshire Council.

Chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Education, Leisure and Learning Committee, Councillor Isobel Davidson, said: “This is an exciting project which I’m sure will capture the imagination of young people and bring our museum collections to a whole new generation.”