Town House promotes hoards to see at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
Where can you find evidence of Nessie’s
ancestors, a Highland tsunami, camels and elephants and other mysteries of
historical Inverness? The answer is, on ground-level hoardings around
scaffolding on Inverness Town House that lead to Inverness Museum and Art
As part of the ongoing works to restore the historic category A-listed Town House building an exhibition promoting the treasures of Inverness Museum and Art Gallery has been erected on the Town House hoardings.
The exhibition leads visitors around the Town House and up Castle Wynd and then directs them to the Museum and Art Gallery. This is the second phase of artworks installed on the Town House scaffolding to help ameliorate the impact of the scaffolding that will be in place for two years. Earlier this summer a full-scale building wrap was unveiled to shield the scaffolding.
High Life Highland staff at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery were commissioned by The Highland Council to create the exhibition in conjunction with designer Andy MacGregor.
Provost and Leader of Inverness Helen Carmichael said: “The Town House is the
jewel in the crown of the Inverness Common Good Fund and while its exterior is
being preserved for future generations it is important over the next 2 years
that we minimise the visual impact of the works on both locals and visitors.
“We are delighted to work with High Life Highland to create this mini exhibition that will promote the history of Inverness and the Town House while encouraging people to visit the Museum and Art Gallery to find out more.”
Laing Traditional Masonry is the contractor on the £1.2 million project for the
first phase of works restoring the Town House including: stone repairs and
replacement, mortar re-pointing, roof repairs, rainwater goods (guttering and
downpipes) renewal, and window repairs and replacements. The Town House
restoration project is being funded by the Inverness Common Good Fund and