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Concert set to toast museum anniversary

posted 21 Nov 2008, 05:37 by myEdinburgh Admin   [ updated 21 Nov 2008, 05:39 ]
The tenth anniversary of the National Museum of Scotland is set to be celebrated in traditional Scottish style next week with a special free St Andrew's Day concert.

Since the award-winning building was first opened by Her Majesty the Queen on St Andrew's Day 1998, more than 7.5 million visitors have enjoyed the attraction's galleries and exhibits which tell the story of Scotland's land, people and culture.

Sp Click Here ecial exhibitions over the years have ranged from green design to cutting edge jewellery and currently include Jean Muir: A Fashion Icon.

On St Andrew's Day, Fife band, The Pictish Trail, will top the bill at the Museum's free concert as part of a programme that showcases Scottish music and dance. There will also be the rare chance to hear the fanfare of the reconstructed Iron Age Celtic war horn, the Carnyx.

Stephen Allen, Head of Learning and Programmes from National Museums Scotland said: "St Andrew's Day is always a special occasion but this year, November 30 is particularly important for us as it marks ten years since the National Museum of Scotland first opened its doors.

"In that time, the Museum has become a Scottish landmark – an integral part of Scotland's cultural landscape.

"We're exceptionally proud of everything that has been achieved and look forward to seeing the Museum's continued evolution."

Source: Edinburgh Evening News