Calls have been made to better share Aberdeen’s collection of art and artefacts with the community after it was revealed a £6.5 million museum centre in the city was visited by just three people in one month.
The Aberdeen Treasure Hub on Granitehill Road, which opened in November 2016, was created to safely house the city’s greatest riches and masterpieces while they are not on display in its galleries and museums.
The city council said a “key element” of the Northfield site was to show off around 200,000 cultural and historical assets to the public.
In its first month, it attracted 341 visitors as a series of events were held.
In January, however, that number had dropped to just three.
Only around 800 people have toured the facility altogether in the eight months it has been open.
Councillors were told that “a key element” of the building is its public access.
A council spokesman said the Treasure Hub’s “primary function” was storage.
This week, one of the latest works to go on display at the Treasure Hub was unveiled.
The work by Alberto Morrocco, which depicts a vase of flowers, was originally gifted to schools in the city that he attended.