Donation supports Museum collection care

Posted on: 7th May 2020

A generous donation from our local Clan Donald Society will help our museum conserve its valuable collection.

The Clan Donald Society of the Highlands and Islands, based in Inverness, has donated £1,000 to the Museum of the Isles to purchase conservation materials. The museum is currently undertaking a comprehensive review of the collection to ensure each object is carefully stored using appropriate protective packaging. Shown here being carefully handled is a powder horn engraved with the crest badge of MacDonell of Glengarry, which was donated to the museum last year.

Meghann Logue, newly appointed Museum Curator, said: “We are very grateful to the Society for this donation. Conservation wrapping materials are vital for protecting our valuable artefacts, but they need replacing regularly. This is a wonderful opportunity for me to become acquainted with the many and varied objects of the collection whilst ensuring we take the best possible care of those objects.”

The Museum of the Isles is accredited by Museums Galleries Scotland, meaning it adheres to nationally recognised standards of good practice in helping people engage with the collections and protecting them for the future. The Clan Donald Society of the Highlands and Islands runs a regular programme of events and activities, and welcomes new members.