There are a number of exhibition spaces and feature display areas throughout the Museum and Archives building. The artefacts and works on display change regularly and details of our current shows are listed here.
The main exhibition space is Da Gadderie. Shows on display here can be by individual artists, or curated by the Museum's own Exhibitions Officer based on Museum and Archive artefacts, or including touring exhibitions from other musuems, galleries or institutions. Details of some of the previous high profile shows are included on the Our Own Shows Archive page.
Any artist who would like to display work in the building should contact the Exhibitions Officer to discuss.
Focus Display, Early Peoples Zone
Portable altars were marked with 5 crosses, depicting the wounds of Christ on the Cross. Some were made from wood with the relic cavity covered by a piece of recycled marble or porfido verde antico.View
The exhibition focuses on all nine Association member clubs. It includes a great selection of vintage and contemporary photographs. The interactive aspects to the show are sure to be a crowd puller. There has been a wonderful response from the community with people kindly lending a fascinating variety of memorabilia which includes some rare items. Look out for photo opportunities for all ages.View
See Shetland Museum and Archives’ remarkable collection of wedding attire chronicling 150 years of social change, reflected in the couples who wore them.View
Shetland artist, Dirk Robertson has based his exhibition on the vivid and gruesome imagery found in the Viking story of creation. Delving into the bloody genesis of the Prose Edda, Dirk has interpreted the abstract mythology with fantastical canvases in bold acrylic.View