Paper Trail Exhibition - St Andrews Museum

Paper Trail Exhibition - St Andrews Museum Paper Trail is an exhibition that explores the value of paper, focusing on Fife’s papermaking history. Opening on 17 March 2018, at St Andrews Museum.

The uses of paper are vast and innumerable. Its value is balanced between it being priceless and sacred, to a commodity that is found everywhere; to be used and reused for a variety purposes. Paper Trail is an upcoming exhibition that explores the value of paper and how it has developed through time, with a focus on Fife’s rich papermaking history. Follow the trail on 17 March, 2018, at the St Andrews Museum. Organized by the MLitt Museum & Gallery Studies 2017-18.

Our exhibition has finally come to its closing : sad as we are to conclude such an exciting experience, we would like to...
04/06/2018

Our exhibition has finally come to its closing : sad as we are to conclude such an exciting experience, we would like to thank everyone who has visited 'Paper Trail' and took part in our workshops and events.

We hope you enjoyed following the trail with us and discovering the magic of paper : even in the digital world, we believe this fascinating medium can still play a role in shaping the future, as much as it did with our past and present.

A huge THANK YOU to all our fellow paper lovers! ❤️

Follow the trail for a final Curators Tour, taking place this Saturday. Be sure to book a slot if you haven't yet! To bo...
31/05/2018

Follow the trail for a final Curators Tour, taking place this Saturday. Be sure to book a slot if you haven't yet!

To book, please contact St Andrews Museum or visit the website.

Thank you to everyone who came to the Artists Talk today. A special thank you to artists Stephen Ratomski and Chrissie H...
19/05/2018

Thank you to everyone who came to the Artists Talk today. A special thank you to artists Stephen Ratomski and Chrissie Heughan, who took us through their process of making art using the paper as a medium.

You can see their artworks exhibited in our exhibition, so be sure to see it!

Would you like to learn how to make paper from pulp? Then don't forget to register for tomorrow's Artist Talk with Chris...
18/05/2018
Artist talk x Paper Trail

Would you like to learn how to make paper from pulp? Then don't forget to register for tomorrow's Artist Talk with Chrissie Heughan and Stephen Ratomski!

At the end of the event, soft drinks and refreshments will be provided for participants and you will have an opportunity to talk to the artists informally.

BOOK NOW AND AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/artist-talk-x-paper-trail-tickets-44509288480?aff=es2

The artists Chrissie Heughan and Stephen Ratomski discuss their practice and the role of paper in the creation of art. Chrissie Heughan, Contemporary hand cast paper: my travels and techniques Chrissie Heughan is one of the foremost creators of hand cast paper in the UK, merging traditional with con...

This Festival of Museums weekend, join us for an exciting artists panel, discussing the role of paper in the creation of...
14/05/2018

This Festival of Museums weekend, join us for an exciting artists panel, discussing the role of paper in the creation of art.

The panel features artists Stephen Ratomski and Chrissie Heughan, both discussing the insight and techniques of using paper in their work, followed by a paper making demonstration.

Complimentary soft drinks and refreshments will be provided after the event to participants.

Seats are limited, so be sure to book your place by calling St Andrews Museum, or by visiting the their website.

Don't miss out on the Wind and Bind workshop tomorrow! Come and learn a few book binding techniques, and leave with your...
11/05/2018

Don't miss out on the Wind and Bind workshop tomorrow! Come and learn a few book binding techniques, and leave with your very own book!

As seatings are limited, be sure to book by calling St Andrews Museum or visiting the website.

Did you know that origami and mathematics are closer than you think? In the mind of Moscow-based artist Ekaterina Lukash...
04/05/2018
Paper artist creates complex and mesmerizing origami pieces that move

Did you know that origami and mathematics are closer than you think? In the mind of Moscow-based artist Ekaterina Lukasheva, these two fascinating disciplines have combined to give birth to the most mesmerizing and mind-blowing paper creations.

Click on the link below and check out her unique origami models - feel ambitious? Follow Ekaterina's instructions and give it a try! But first, come visit Paper Trail : Shaping our past, present and future at St Andrews Museum to discover (almost) everything you have always wanted to know about paper and never dared asking!

Lukasheva is able to make the complicated designs thanks to her university degree in mathematics and programming.

We are so excited to see our paper-themed mural finally up on the wall in the Activity Room! We want to send a huge than...
28/04/2018

We are so excited to see our paper-themed mural finally up on the wall in the Activity Room!

We want to send a huge thank you to #OnTheRocks team for creating this amazing mural for us - come see it at St Andrews Museum as soon as possible!!

This week, we had fun creating koinobori— a carp-shaped kite made to celebrate Children's Day in Japan. The children u...
13/04/2018

This week, we had fun creating koinobori— a carp-shaped kite made to celebrate Children's Day in Japan. The children unleashed their creativity, making unique and colorful patterns for their koinobori.

The reason carp is the animal of choice for Children's Day, is because carps swim upstream. This represents resiliance and strength— qualities that parents wish for their children every Children's Day.

09/04/2018

We had so much fun staging a shadow puppet show last week! The kids helped tell a beautiful story about a woodsman and a tiger who became family. And what tale is complete without the addition of dragons and unicorns?

Check out what other events are happening this Wednesday. Be sure to book by contacting St Andrews Museum, as seats are limited!

A huge thank you to everyone who made it to our first workshop— Marvellous Marbles was a full house! The children had ...
03/04/2018

A huge thank you to everyone who made it to our first workshop— Marvellous Marbles was a full house!

The children had fun learning an easy paper marbling technique, and produced fabulous marbling patterns!

There are more upcoming events with limited places— if interested contact St Andrews Museum to book a place.

We look forward to seeing you!

Tomorrow we'll be holding our second workshop, Shadow Puppets, at St Andrews Museum, at 1:30pm! Participants will get a ...
03/04/2018

Tomorrow we'll be holding our second workshop, Shadow Puppets, at St Andrews Museum, at 1:30pm!

Participants will get a chance to be puppeteers, creating shadow puppets and tell imagimative stories.

PSeats are limited, so be sure to book through St Andrews Museum website or by phone!

We're excited to kick off this week's first event tomorrow! Join us for a fun afternoon of paper marbling! The workshop ...
02/04/2018

We're excited to kick off this week's first event tomorrow! Join us for a fun afternoon of paper marbling! The workshop looks at reusing and recycling materials, so participants are free to bring in any used paper they wish to use!

Book your place now by calling St Andrews Museum (number can be found on our profile page).

With Spring upon us, opening times at St Andrews Museum is now extended! We now open from Monday to Saturday, 10:30 - 16...
02/04/2018

With Spring upon us, opening times at St Andrews Museum is now extended! We now open from Monday to Saturday, 10:30 - 16:30, so be sure to pass by our exhibition, and sign up for fun activities happening during the month of April!

Reminder that our first Curator's Tour will take place tomorrow at 2pm, at St Andrews Museum— it is one you don't want...
23/03/2018

Reminder that our first Curator's Tour will take place tomorrow at 2pm, at St Andrews Museum— it is one you don't want to miss!

Be sure to sign up by calling the museum!

We’re excited to see our exhibition featured on Scottish Field blog! Click the link to read more about Paper Trail: sh...
16/03/2018
Why new exhibition will leave its own paper trail - Scottish Field

We’re excited to see our exhibition featured on Scottish Field blog! Click the link to read more about Paper Trail: shaping our past, present and future, and the Museum and Gallery postgraduate students who curated the exhibition, with the assistance of Fife Cultural Trust.

https://www.scottishfield.co.uk/culture/whatson/why-new-exhibition-will-leave-its-own-paper-trail/

St Andrews University students are to curate a new exhibition

Our installation week comes to an end— and we are finally ready to open Paper Trail: shaping our past, present and fut...
16/03/2018

Our installation week comes to an end— and we are finally ready to open Paper Trail: shaping our past, present and future, to the public tomorrow.

Tonight, we are hosting a preview of Paper Trail, so stay tuned as we'll be sharing a few more details of our exhibition!

Two days until our exhibition is officially open to the public!Paper Trail: shaping the past, present and future, traces...
15/03/2018

Two days until our exhibition is officially open to the public!

Paper Trail: shaping the past, present and future, traces the humble beginnings of paper, its value and its contributions to diverse industries, particularly in Fife.

Tune in tomorrow to see our opening event at St Andrews Museum. You can also view a listing of our workshops from April to June on our website.

Thank you to Inklight for collaborating with us on Blackout Poetry Workshop! Blackout poetry, or Erasure poetry, uses ex...
14/03/2018

Thank you to Inklight for collaborating with us on Blackout Poetry Workshop!

Blackout poetry, or Erasure poetry, uses existing written work to create new meaning.

This draws similarity to artistic work that is recycled from existing media— which will be on display in our exhibition Paper Trail, at St Andrews Museum.

For more information, visit our website!

Five days left until Paper Trail: shaping our past, present and future opens! For more information about timings and eve...
12/03/2018

Five days left until Paper Trail: shaping our past, present and future opens!

For more information about timings and events, check out our website!

On International Women's Day, we look back at the many strong, independent women who formed/made up a large part of the ...
08/03/2018

On International Women's Day, we look back at the many strong, independent women who formed/made up a large part of the work force at the Tullis Russell papermaking mills in Fife c. 1809 onwards. Not only do records tell us about their contribution to the mills' success as efficient employees but also about their participation in the mills' recreational activities, events and sports tournaments.

Images courtesy of University of St Andrews, Special Collections.

Happy #InternationalWomensDay! We're proud to have such a diverse, talented group of women in the exhibition team. We're...
08/03/2018

Happy #InternationalWomensDay! We're proud to have such a diverse, talented group of women in the exhibition team. We're missing a few members, but you can read the full team list on our website!

#women #IWD #internationalwomensday2018 #IWD2018

Day two of exhibition prep! We're currently placing our display cases insitu (in situation/placement) to see how it look...
08/03/2018

Day two of exhibition prep! We're currently placing our display cases insitu (in situation/placement) to see how it looks.

Ten days until Paper Trail: shaping our past, present and future, opens! The exhibition features objects illustrating th...
07/03/2018

Ten days until Paper Trail: shaping our past, present and future, opens!

The exhibition features objects illustrating the different forms of paper, explores the rich papermaking history and innovations made in photography, and finally, the future of paper in a digital world.

Visit our website for more information.

As the weather slowly clears out, it's the best time to start planning for Spring activities this month! Be sure to penc...
05/03/2018

As the weather slowly clears out, it's the best time to start planning for Spring activities this month! Be sure to pencil in your diary to visit Paper Trail Exhibition on March 17 at St Andrews Museum! Information can be found on On Fife website, as well as ours!

Happy World Book Day, paper lovers! We're sure you're all aware of the importance of books as promoters of culture, crea...
01/03/2018

Happy World Book Day, paper lovers!
We're sure you're all aware of the importance of books as promoters of culture, creativity and knowledge. But did you know they are also Guinness World Records matter?

Here are a few record-smashers books :
1. The tiniest : 'Levsha' and 'Alphabet', by Russian microminiaturist Vladimir Aniskin (2016), both measuring 00.7 x 0.09 mm!
2. The largest : 'This the Prophet Mohamed', by Mshahed International Group (2012), measuring 5 x 8.06 m!
3. The most valuable : 'Book of Mormon', by Joseph Smith (1830), sold for 35 million dollars in 2017

#booklovers #books #paperlovers #paper #worldbookday

We hope everyone stays safe and warm this week. Maybe you can try your hand at origami! #beastoftheeast #instastandrews ...
28/02/2018

We hope everyone stays safe and warm this week. Maybe you can try your hand at origami!

#beastoftheeast #instastandrews #standrews #snowday #scotland

It's World Cat Day!Our cats are also fascinated by how paper is used. Check out our website for workshops and paper art ...
17/02/2018

It's World Cat Day!

Our cats are also fascinated by how paper is used. Check out our website for workshops and paper art activities!

Happy Chinese New Year! The earliest invention of paper originated from China, where it was used as a protective materia...
16/02/2018

Happy Chinese New Year!

The earliest invention of paper originated from China, where it was used as a protective material for medicines and fabrics. It eventually evolved into a writing and artistic material.

One example is Chinese paper-cutting, an ancient art that is still popular today. It depicts patterns drawn from animals, figures, festivities, nature, and literature.

[Images by Ji Yeon Seong]

Happy Burns Night!Celebrated Scottish poet, Robert Burns, was born in 1759. One of his most recognizable work is Auld La...
25/01/2018

Happy Burns Night!

Celebrated Scottish poet, Robert Burns, was born in 1759. One of his most recognizable work is Auld Lang Syne, which is a popular tune during New Year’s celebrations. He also wrote “Address to a Haggis”— a poem about his appreciation for the delicacy, which is why it's customary to eat haggis on Burns Night.

Have you had a bite of haggis yet?

[Image: Robert Burns statue at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery; and an illustrated book of Burns’ poetry.]

#BurnsNight2018 #BurnsNight #RobertBurns

Long before the advent of digital technology, paper was used by scientists and artists to cast the illusion of three-dim...
24/01/2018

Long before the advent of digital technology, paper was used by scientists and artists to cast the illusion of three-dimensionality in a variety of ways. Obviously, paper became the privileged medium for models, sketches and projects of three-dimensional objects : the drawing below shows a study of a 'mazzocchio' - one of the Platonic solids, almost impossible to put into perspective - by the Italian painter Paolo Uccello, a beautiful example of how three-dimensionality could be rendered on a flat surface.

But paper was also used to craft real three-dimensional objects, as complex as the Platonic solids. Want to discover how? Then come to our exhibition and let your mind be blown away!

(Paolo Uccello, Study of a 'mazzocchio', 15th century, Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe, Uffizi, Florence)

It's #museumselfieday! Here's our team, visiting museums wherever they are in the world.
17/01/2018

It's #museumselfieday! Here's our team, visiting museums wherever they are in the world.

Happy New Year, dear paper fans! Although time is running very fast, there is still a little while to go before our exhi...
17/01/2018

Happy New Year, dear paper fans!
Although time is running very fast, there is still a little while to go before our exhibition opens its doors at the St Andrews Museum.
We hope you're looking forward to discovering the exciting range of objects our Display Team has selected for you! In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled for these outstanding book sculptures on view at Edinburgh's Public Library : if you think these are great, just wait until you see what we have in store for you ...

On the left, 'Peter Pan' ; on the right, 'Lanark'.
Both are by the anonymous artist who's been gifting his book sculptures to several libraries and cultural institutions across Edinburgh between 2011 and 2013. Find out more at http://www.cityofliterature.com/the-literary-city/meet/meet-mystery-paper-artist/.

We wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas. May this year end and begin with much love and joy. Please look forwa...
25/12/2017

We wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas. May this year end and begin with much love and joy.

Please look forward to news about our exhibition next year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

#MerryChristmas #HappyHolidays

Since its inception, the use of paper spread throughout the world, and drove its innovation in everything from art to po...
22/12/2017
The vicious postcard war behind the fight for women’s suffrage – Museum Crush

Since its inception, the use of paper spread throughout the world, and drove its innovation in everything from art to politics. One example that eventually combined both these elements were postcards. During the Suffragette Movement, it was used for political means to fight for and against the Women's Suffrage Movement.

Read more about these Suffragette-era postcards, part of a collection that belongs to Glasgow Women’s Library:
http://museumcrush.org/the-vicious-postcard-war-behind-the-fight-for-womens-suffrage/

01/12/2017

We are up an running! Pass by for a sweet treat!

01/12/2017

BAKE SALE UPDATE:

The bake sale has pushed by an hour due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologies for the delayed notice!

We will be up and running at 11, so please pass by then!

Thank you.

How much do you know about paper and its millenary history? Are you curious about its past, and willing to discover its ...
24/11/2017

How much do you know about paper and its millenary history?
Are you curious about its past, and willing to discover its future? Would you like to learn more on its manifold uses and values throughout time?

As Museum & Gallery Studies postgrads, we're looking forward to exploring these and many other topics at our upcoming exhibition, "Paper Trail", which is taking shape right now and will open its doors for you on March 17th 2018, at the St Andrews Museum.

Our team is ready to go full tilt - stay tuned to more updates, fun facts and a host of exciting activities!

Paper Trail Exhibition - St Andrews Museum's cover photo
22/11/2017

Paper Trail Exhibition - St Andrews Museum's cover photo

Paper Trail Exhibition - St Andrews Museum
22/11/2017

Paper Trail Exhibition - St Andrews Museum

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