Public Art

Shetland Amenity Trust commissioned over 60 individual artworks as part of its Shetland Museum and Archives Public Art Project. These are on show throughout the building and dock, some even appearing alongside the artefacts and documents in the Museum galleries and Archives searchroom. Explore the building and discover the art.

Installation at Shetland Museum enlarge Installation at Shetland Museum The work ranges from crafts and drawings to film and multi-media projects. The art is both Made in Shetland, showcasing the work of Shetland artists and makers, and Made for Shetland, bringing artwork by international artists made especially for Shetland to Shetland.

The project has also taken an innovative approach to the selection of fixtures and fittings in the building. Where possible, ways have been found to showcase creativity rather than buying items 'off the shelf' .

In addition, several community art projects took place during the construction phase. These were co-ordinated in partnership with other local bodies such as Shetland Islands Council, Shetland Arts and Shetland College.

Additional information on public art initiatives is available from:

Public Art Scotland

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