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MUSA Young Archaeologist

Sat 30 August to 29 November, 2-3.30pm (7-12 yrs)

For the budding archaeologists amongst you we’re back with more exciting hands-on sessions to develop your archaeology skills and knowledge of the past. Workshops take place on the last Saturday of each month at MUSA. Free, but booking essential.

Romans: Sat 25 October, 2-3.30pm

Greeks: Sat 29 November, 2-3.30pm 


Texture Trails

Fri 14 November, 1.30-2.15 (3-6s) and 2.30-3.30 (7-12s)

Create a fantastic mixed media artwork inspired by the Barbara Rae exhibition. Paint different textures using bubble wrap, leaves and whatever you can find. Wrap, coil, and twist string to create shapes you can print and pattern. Takes place at MUSA. Under 7s must be accompanied by an adult. Free, but booking essential. 

Inside the Body: Silhouette Animation

Sun 30 November, 2-4pm (Teenagers and adults)

What actually happens inside your body? Our friends from Clydebuilt Puppets show you how to use silhouette projection techniques to explore different aspects of your inner self, perhaps with surprising results… Be prepared to make some gooey inner bits and remember, we are made up of lots of water! Free, but booking essential.



A Little Bit of Cinderella

A 20-minute taste of Rossini's much loved comic opera 

Sun 9 November, 2pm

Join us for this specially written version of Cinderella complete with a Scottish Opera singer, musicians, colourful illustrations and a storyteller to bring it all to life. Free, no booking required. 

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Adult programme


Screen Printing

Sat 8 November, 2-4pm

Ink up a silk screen with our friends from DCA and make marvellous prints. Learn some basic screen printing techniques and see why this magic medium has become the printing style of choice by so many artists, including our featured artist, Barbara Rae. Suitable for beginners. Held at MUSA. Free, but booking essential. 


Exhibition Talks

A Blunt Saw and Gritted Teeth? Mediaeval Surgery Illustrated

Weds 29 October, 5.30-6.15pm

Medieval surgery is often likened to unhygienic butchery, but how far is this a true picture? This illustrated talk by Dr Angela Montford reviews the history and development of anatomical knowledge and discusses the operations that the surgeon of the Middle Ages was able to undertake.  

Telling Right from Wrong

Weds 12 November, 5.30-6.15pm

How do you navigate the moral maze when it comes to research, teaching and treatment in medicine?  Dr Morven Shearer, Academic Fellow in the School of Medicine, discusses the ethical implications of advancing healthcare and shares some of the insights gained through her research. 

There's Been a Murder! The Corpse in Crime Fiction

Tues 25 November, 5.30-6.15pm

Continuing with a medical theme, join Professor Gill Plain from the School of English for a fascinating examination of the changing presentation of the corpse (and the detective's response to it) in 20th and 21st century crime fiction. 

How Death Informs Life and Living

Tues 2 December, 5:30-6:15pm

Ian Parkin, Professor of Clinical Anatomy in the School of Medicine, discusses human dissection in the past, present and future and examines the ethical implications of using human bodies for medical research and the training of doctors.  The topic of the talk may mean that this event is unsuitable for children.