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What's On At Caithness Horizons: March 2013

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Caithness Horizons Launches Its Robert Dick Themed “Portable Museum Of Curiosity”

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Thursday 21st February saw the launch of Joanne B. Kaar’s Robert Dick themed “Portable Museum Of Curiosity”. Between October and December 2012 as part of her Museums Galleries Scotland and Creative Scotland funded “Iconic Artists in Iconic Places” residency at Caithness Horizons Dunnet-based Fibre Artist Joanne created a “Portable Museum Of Curiosity” inspired by the hand-made moss collection box, which belonged to Thurso baker and botanist Robert Dick (January 1811 – 24th December 1866) that is on display at the Museum.

The “Portable Museum Of Curiosity” is a stunning piece of contemporary art and a travelling exhibition complete with activity suggestions. It is available for schools, community groups and other heritage organisations to borrow in order to learn more about the life and work of Robert Dick. It is already going out on loan to the St. Fergus Gallery, Wick and Mull Museum. It featured in a paper entitled "The Herbarium as Muse: Plant Specimens as Inspiration" by Maura C. Flannery, Professor of Biology, St. Johns University, New York at an American Association for the Advancement of Science Conference in Boston, which was attended by over 8,000 people.

If you would like to borrow the “Portable Museum Of Curiosity” please contact Joanne Howdle, Museum Curator on 01847 896508 or e-mail: joannehowdle[AT]

It will be on display at Caithness Horizons from 1st until 10th March. During this period it will be taken off display for a few hours each day for groups to use.

Exhibition Of Work By Local Artist Christine Scheuerl

Friday 1st March – Sunday 31st March

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An exhibition of watercolours and oil paintings by Christine Scheuerl of Caithness and Sutherland landscapes.

Caithness Horizons Annual Wedding Fayre
Sunday 3rd March, 11am – 4pm

Our Annual Wedding Fayre is not to be missed by anyone planning their special day. Some of the best wedding suppliers from all over the county will be here showcasing their items. With everything from photographers to Highland wear we’re sure that you will find something to suit. There will be a catwalk show of bridal gowns and Highland wear for the gents by the fantastic McAllan’s and Simply Bliss Bridal at 3pm.

“Beaks, Feathers & Webbed Feet: Bird Diversity” Workshop

“Peter’s Pals” - Young Curators Club Event

Sunday 17th March, 2pm – 4pm

Ever wanted to go behind the scenes at the Museum and learn about what Caithness Horizons has in store? Join local Zoologist and bird expert Dr Neil James and Museum mascot Peter the Penguin to investigate the Museum’s Collection of birds. Find out why some birds have webbed feet and others have serrated beaks. Then design your own unique Caithness bird!

Places are limited and pre-booking is essential. Priority booking will be given to members of the “Peter’s Pals” - Young Curators Club. To book your place or join “Peter’s Pals” please contact Caithness Horizons on 01847 896508 or e-mail info[AT]

Please note that we will be open on Sunday 31st March from 11am – 4pm and will remain open 7 days a week until 29th September.

Caithness Horizons
Old Town Hall
KW14 8AJ

01847 896508

Opening times:
Monday - Saturday 10am - 8pm
Sunday from 31st March 11am-4pm


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