Schools Bulletin - February 2024


This edition of our schools' bulletin takes us into 2024 with a programme of workshops, exhibitions and events for schools, pupils and teachers. 


Self-guided visits at our venues

Teacher-led class visits are a great way to explore displays in our venues to support studies on local heritage, creativity and learn about the people from the North East of Scotland who have shaped the city and changed the world. 

You can find all the necessary information on organising a visit to our venues, on our website:  


Portrait Workshops at Aberdeen Art Gallery 

Let’s focus on faces and explore portraiture. These free workshops introduce a range of historical and contemporary portraits on display in the gallery.  Sessions support cross curricular learning and include creative activities in our learning space.   

  • 10:00-11:45 Wednesday 13, Thursday 14 March

  • 10:00-11:45 Tuesday 19, Wednesday 20 March

  • 10:00-11:45 Tuesday 26, Thursday 28 March  

Workshops can accommodate one class with up to 33 pupils.

Please email us at to book and look out for a new resource on Portraiture coming soon on our website.  


Aberdeen Maritime Museum Reopening 10 February 

Aberdeen Maritime Museum tells the story of the city’s long and often dramatic relationship with the sea. Discover fascinating objects and artworks associated with shipbuilding, fishing, whaling, trading and offshore energy. 

Visit our new exhibition Wreck and Rescue. This exhibition coincides with the 200th anniversary of the RNLI and the near centenary of their arrival in Aberdeen. 

Please contact us at  to arrange a self-guided visit. 


Teachers Advisory Group Meeting

Tuesday 5 March 2024, 16:30 – 17:30
Aberdeen Art Gallery

We invite Aberdeen city teachers to join our Teachers Advisory Group to help shape and inform our programme for schools in the region. 

Come along on Tuesday 5 March for an introduction to our Special Exhibition ARTIST ROOMS Louise Bourgeois and discuss our new partnership with Science Museum Group and science capital learning approaches.

Get in touch with us to register your interest. 


Coming soon 

ARTIST ROOMS Louise Bourgeois
2 March–9 June
Art Gallery, bp Special Exhibition Galleries, Level 2
Admission free

French American artist Louise Bourgeois is perhaps best known for her large-scale spider sculptures. This exhibition, the only Scottish showing of her work, focuses on art created during the last 20 years of her life. It was a period of extraordinary creativity, during which Bourgeois re-examined many of her lifelong concerns and explored the themes of identity, gender, childhood, family and memory. 

We’re offering free workshops in May to complement the exhibition.

  • 10:00 – 11:45 Wednesday 15, Thursday 16 May

  • 10:00 – 11:45 Tuesday 21, Wednesday 22 May

  • 10:00 – 11:45 Tuesday 28, Thursday 30 May