Witness Mary’s life, death and afterlife in the blink of an eye!
Catch our major exhibition about the cultural afterlife of Mary Queen of Scots before it closes on 5 February!
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Witness Mary’s life, death and afterlife in the blink of an eye!
Catch our major exhibition about the cultural afterlife of Mary Queen of Scots before it closes on 5 February!
New Year, New Stories – we look forward to hearing yours! Join us & get creative for January's Fabric of the University. First this year; last but one this series. Wed 1pm, Museum. booking: https://bit.ly/3J2KdxB
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Turner Prize-winning artist Elizabeth Price's exhibition 'UNDERFOOT' was created following the artist's research fellowship with the University of Glasgow Library, where she worked with Master Weaver Dr. Jonathan Cleaver to explore and study the Stoddart and Templeton carpet factory archives.
You can hear from Jonathan in person at our upcoming event ‘Carpet Records’ where he’ll be exploring the importance of this collection and how it reflects an essential part of Glasgow's industrial heritage. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/carpet-records-tickets-513901391897
Don't miss this week's Friday Focus 'Making a Myth: Mary Queen of Scots and textual identity', exploring the literary depictions of the controversial monarch. Researcher Emily Hay will look at how accounts of Mary were central to the political campaigns attempting to discredit her, and how she sought to influence her public image through her own writing.
Friday 20 January 2023
1.00pm - 1.30pm
Online - via Zoom
Book here for Zoom link:
Join us for this week's Friday Focus with researcher Emily Hay, who'll be discussing Mary Queen of Scots' literary identity
🎭Does Mary Queen of Scots scream drama queen to you?
With such a turbulent life and death, Mary is the ideal candidate for a theatrical retelling. Her afterlife has been dramatised on stage and screen for centuries, becoming central to Scottish folklore. Why not come along and see some of the theatrical revisions of Mary’s life?
Visit ‘The Afterlife of Mary Queen of Scots’ at the Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, until 5 February 2023.
New Guinea Birdwing (Ornithoptera priamus uravilleanus)
IUCN Red List Category: Not Evaluated
The Ornithoptera priamus urvilleanus is a subspecies of the Common Green or New Guinea Birdwing, with distinctive blue males, found on the pacific islands of New Ireland, Bougainville and the Solomon Islands. Ornithoptera priamus uravilleanus is categorised as ‘Not Evaluated’ indicating further study is needed to quantify the risk. The status of the majority of the world’s insects is not yet evaluated.
🖼️Cairns Birdwing © Corrie Barklimore (CC-BY-2.0)
GLAHM:175494, on display in the Hunterian Zoology Museum
European tree frog (Hyla arborea)
IUCN Red List Category: Least Concern
This amphibian is found across Europe in a variety of habitats from marshlands to dry forests. They have sticky disks on their toes which allow them to climb well hence the name tree frog. Although it is currently in the Least Concern category its populations are still thought to be declining and the potential for loss of suitable habitat is the greatest threat facing this frog.
This museum specimen is a freeze-dried frog that has been painted to look ‘life-like’.
🖼️Tree frog © Vlad Mureșan, some rights reserved (CC-BY-NC)
GLAHM:167364, on display in the Hunterian Zoology Museum
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
IUCN Red List Category: Near Threatened
One of the weirdest animals in the world, it’s a mammal but it lays eggs, finds its prey using electrolocation, has no teeth and the male even has a poisonous spur. They are found throughout eastern Australia and the population is thought to be stable. However, they are classified as Near Threatened as increasing droughts, due to climate change, and water extraction for agriculture could become problems in the future leading to a loss of suitable habitat for these aquatic animals.
Our specimen, on display in the Hunterian Zoology Museum, was purchased from Charles Kirk, the Glasgow taxidermist, in 1914.
🖼️Platypus from iNaturalist © Julien Renoult, some rights reserved (CC-BY)
GLAHM:140502, on display in the Hunterian Zoology Museum
Coconut crab (Birgus latro)
IUCN Red List Category: Vulnerable
The biggest arthropod found on land, coconut crabs can weigh over 4kg and be 1 metre in width from the tip of one leg to another. They live mainly on tropical islands across the Indian and Pacific Oceans but due to being hunted for food by humans they are classified as Vulnerable. They have a long-life span and slow growth rate so they are likely to be over harvested, people should be wary however as depending on the crab’s diet they can become poisonous to eat. They have also been affected by loss of habitat, climate change and invasive species.
Our dried specimen, on display in the Hunterian Zoology Museum, came from Christmas Island.
🖼️Coconut crab from iNaturalist ©michelemenegon, some rights reserved (CC-BY-NC) https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/210789339
GLAHM:128776, on display in the Hunterian Zoology Museum
Sterlet (Acipenser ruthenus)
IUCN Red List Category: Endangered
This small species of sturgeon can be found in rivers from eastern Europe across to Siberia. Due to several factors including overharvesting for its flesh and caviar, pollution of water bodies and increasing numbers of dams affecting its habitat it is classified as Endangered. Attempts at restocking are underway but have had mixed success.
Our specimen, on display in the Hunterian Zoology Museum, shows the skeleton of the animal.
🖼️Sterlet from iNaturalist © Gergely Gajda, some rights reserved (CC-BY-NC-SA)
GLAHM:Z205, on display in the Hunterian Zoology Museum.
Chinese alligator (Alligator sinensis)
IUCN Red List category: Critically Endangered
With as few as 300 individual animals estimated to be present in the wild this alligator is in a very serious position, hunting, loss of habitat and pollution all contributed to their decline. However, captive breeding programmes are helping to bolster the population and if suitable habitats are maintained and improved then more releases could help the currently stable population to grow. The alligator is thought by some to have been an inspiration for the mythical Chinese dragon and use of this association could help with conservation efforts in the future.
Our stuffed specimen, on display in the Hunterian Zoology Museum, is of a sub-adult animal.
Don't miss this week's Friday Focus with Curator of Zoology Mike Rutherford, who'll be looking at the various at-risk species we hold in our collection and will examine the drivers pushing them closer to extinction. Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-hunterians-weekly-talk-extinction-tickets-482366470097
🖼️Chinese alligator in wild from iNaturalist © Amaël Borzée, some rights reserved (CC-BY-NC),
GLAHM:167261 on display in the Hunterian Zoology Museum.
Dodo (Raphus cucullatus)
IUCN Red List category: Extinct
The dodo is the archetypal extinct species and will probably be the species that most people would think of first when asked about extinction. They were first seen by humans when sailors discovered the island of Mauritius in 1598. Unfortunately, due to being overhunted by people for food, the loss of their forest habitat and introduced species such as pigs, rats and monkeys eating their eggs and young they were last seen less than 100 years later in 1662.
No complete specimens of the dodo remain in museum collections, just scattered bones. The skeletal dodo leg on display in the Hunterian Zoology Museum is actually made up of bones from two different individuals.
🖼️Image of reconstructed dodo © Jebulon, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dronte_dodo_Raphus_cucullatus.jpg
GLAHM:140950, on display in the Hunterian Zoology Museum.
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List is a catalogue of thousands of species of plants and animals showing what their current status is and how likely they are to be threatened with extinction.
The categories are Extinct, Extinct in the Wild, Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable, Near Threatened, Least Concern, Data Deficient and Not Evaluated.
These categories are based on factors including the size of a population and how fragmented it is, how widely distributed it is, breeding success and the increase or decrease rates of the population over time.
Over the coming week we’ll share examples of species on display in the Hunterian Zoology Museum that come under some of these categories.
❄️🖼️James Downie Robertson, ‘Roof Tops, Winter, 1966’.
Predominantly a landscape painter, Scottish artist James Downie Robertson (1931–2010) focused his attention on capturing the mood and feel of the places he painted rather than portraying any particular view or location.
He studied at the Glasgow School of Art under David Donaldson and Joan Eardley and became a full-time lecturer there in 1967, ultimately becoming Senior Lecturer.
in 1933 Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh died.
Margaret Macdonald (1864–1933) was one of the most gifted artist-designers working in Glasgow at the turn of the last century. Her range is impressive: metalwork, textiles, graphics, watercolours and gesso. Her achievements with the latter were unmatched in Britain. She often collaborated with her talented sister Frances Macdonald McNair in the 1890s and later with Charles Rennie in the early 1900s.
This work, 'La Mort Parfumee', was one of her last works. The abstraction of the composition, its richly sombre colour scheme and the dramatic imagery evoking Egyptian burial rites, make it one of her most powerful watercolours. 'The Glasgow Herald' (17 February 1921) called it an 'Egyptian mummy rite' when it was exhibited in Edinburgh.
❄️🖼️James Paterson, ‘Winter in Glencairn’ (previously known as ‘Moniaive’), 1885.
Glasgow Boy James Paterson married and moved to Moniaive, south of Glasgow, in 1884. His home, ‘Kilniess’, is the cottage on the left. With its carefully organised composition, beautifully observed details and depiction of changing light effects, Paterson's assured large-scale landscape is one of his most beautiful works.
in 1973, ground was broken for the construction of the new Art Gallery on Hillhead Street at the University of Glasgow.
Laing Construction of Glasgow were awarded the contract to build the new Gallery which would also incorporate the House.
50 years later, we’re working on a full redisplay of our main gallery, reflecting new themes, ideas and approaches.
Watch this space to find out more!
Our venues at the University of Glasgow reopen tomorrow at 10.00am! Admission to the Hunterian Museum, Hunterian Art Gallery and Hunterian Zoology Museum is free. Admission charge for the Mackintosh House.
! This dreamy New Year card by Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh features a photograph of her 1901 watercolour 'The Flowery Path' mounted card and inscribed by her (or possibly Charles Rennie Mackintosh!)
The background view is closely related to studies by Mackintosh of Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island, which the couple visited in 1901. The romantic couple perhaps refers to Macdonald and Mackintosh who married in 1900.💕
in 1720, Bonnie Prince Charlie was born in Rome. The event was celebrated in medallic form and this example from The collection at the University of Glasgow was created by Ottone Hamerani.
The message on this Jacobite medal is clear. Cradling BPC, Providence points to the prince’s divine destiny on a globe: England, Scotland and Ireland.
You'll be able to see this Jacobite medal (and many more) in our ‘Chasing the Jacobite Dream’ exhibition in June 2023! This major exhibition reveals our extensive collection of medals associated with Charles Edward Stuart, the 1745 Rising and the Battle of Culloden.
❄️🖼️Duncan Shanks, ‘Davingill, frosted studio windows, Christmas 2009’.
This beautiful work can be found on page 36 of sketchbook 46 which was used by Scottish artist Duncan Shanks in 1995, 2009 and 2010. Looking through his studio window, the artist has captured the frost creeping up the glass and the patterns it has created. Parts of trees and the river are also still visible.
Our Hunterian venues on the beautiful University of Glasgow campus are open this week on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday!
The Hunterian Museum, Hunterian Art Gallery and the Mackintosh House are open from 10am until 5pm on Wednesday 28, Thursday 29 and Friday 30 December.
If you’re visiting the Hunterian Art Gallery, don’t miss our major exhibitions ‘The Afterlife of Mary Queen of Scots’ and ‘Elizabeth Price: UNDERFOOT’. Admission is free!
🎄👑Have a very 'Mary' Christmas! This special Mary Queen of Scots Christmas card was created for us by illustrator Emma Melchor. Inspired by our major exhibition, ‘The Afterlife of Mary Queen of Scots’, Mary also appears on our Mary Queen of Scots family discovery trail, available in the Hunterian Art Gallery.
You can see ‘The Afterlife of Mary Queen of Scots’ at the Hunterian Art Gallery until Sunday 5 February 2023.
Find our festive opening hours on our website: https://bit.ly/3uJqsTf
🎄🖼️Mary Viola Paterson, ‘Sorry No Xmas’, c.1920–80.
This Christmas card was designed by painter and printmaker Mary Viola Paterson (1899-1981), the niece of Glasgow Boy James Paterson. Titled ‘Sorry No Xmas’, it is one of a set of six which are now part of our collection at the University of Glasgow.
Born in Helensburgh, Viola Paterson, as she was known, was a prolific artist who also dabbled in the commercial world of fabric printing. Her designs were made for Liberty's in London after the Second World War.
🎅We're closing up for at 5.00pm today!
The Museum, Hunterian Art Gallery and House at the University of Glasgow will be open from 10.00am until 5.00pm on Wednesday 28, Thursday 29 and Friday 30 December.
We hope to see you then!
Find our festive opening hours on our website: https://bit.ly/3BvyG5s
❄️We’re marking the with this beautiful work ‘Clyde river walk, sun through pine trees’ by Scottish artist Duncan Shanks.
The Winter Solstice not only heralds the first day of winter in the astronomical calendar but also the longest night and the shortest day of the year for the Northern Hemisphere. Daylight hours grow shorter and shorter as the winter solstice approaches and begin to slowly lengthen afterward.
🖼️Duncan Shanks, ‘Clyde river walk, sun through pine trees’, page 18 from sketchbook 100.
📣We're delighted to announce that the Art Gallery and House at the University of Glasgow are OPEN today from 10am until 5pm! Come along and see our fabulous free exhibitions, 'The Afterlife of Mary Queen of Scots' and 'UNDERFOOT'!
Join us at the Museum for a Fabric of the University, 1pm Wednesday 21st December. Share or sew your story 🧵🎅🌈
Details and booking: https://bit.ly/3Yz4JLx
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🎄🖼️Charles Rennie Mackintosh, ‘Printed Greetings Card for Mr and Mrs Bassett-Lowke’, c.1915.
This greetings card was designed by Scottish architect, artist and designer Charles Rennie (1868–1928). Wenman J Bassett-Lowke, Mackintosh's client at 78 Derngate, Northampton, established a tradition of specially designed personal greeting cards based on and reflecting his own interests.
The ships and trains depicted allude to Bassett-Lowke's model engineering business as well as his fascination with travel.
📣Unfortunately due to ongoing heating issues, the and Mackintosh House at the University of Glasgow will remain closed today - Sunday 18 December. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause. The Hunterian Museum remains open as usual.
📣Unfortunately due to ongoing heating issues, the and Mackintosh House at the University of Glasgow will remain closed today - Saturday 17 December. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause. The Hunterian Museum remains open as usual.
🖼️🎄Robert Sargent Austin, ‘Noel’, 1963.
Robert Sargent Austin (1895–1973) was an artist, illustrator, engraver and currency designer and is considered to be one of Britain’s leading mid-20th-century printmakers.
This beautiful etching is a portrait of the artist's granddaughter.
📣🎄🎅Our venues at the University of Glasgow will close for the and holidays at 5.00pm on Thursday 22 December.
The Hunterian Museum, Hunterian Art Gallery and House will be open from 10.00am until 5.00pm on 28, 29 and 30 December!
Find out more on our website: https://bit.ly/3BvyG5s
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😮Little known fact: Mary Queen of Scots is a #superhero! As well as starring in various comic books and graphic novels, Mary has been re-presented by renowned Scottish comic book artist Frank Quitely, also known for his work on New X-Men and Batman and Robin. Find out more about how Mary was redrawn as Queen of Strips in ‘The Afterlife of Mary Queen of Scots’, open until 5 Feb 23. You can also read about Mary and narrative visual culture in this blog post: http://ow.ly/MeBh50LpxMr #MaryQueenOfScots #MQSAfterlife
🎂🎉Happy 6th Birthday Kelvin Hall! Come along and celebrate with some fun family activities on a Mary Queen of Scots theme. Try peg doll making, stamp crafts and dressing up. Plus film screenings and traditional sports in the games halls. Free and drop in. Today at Kelvin Hall between 12 noon and 4pm. Find out more here: https://bit.ly/3FZ42V4
Come along and see the Mackintosh House for free this Saturday 17 September as part of #DoorsOpenDay! Open 10.00am - 5.00pm (last entry 4.15pm). Explore the stunning Glasgow home of Charles Rennie #Mackintosh and Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh and in our Mackintosh House Introduction Gallery, discover the fascinating story of the artists, their house and the Mackintosh collection at The Hunterian, University of Glasgow. Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival Doors Open Days
When visiting our exhibition 'Workaround' you might be surprised by what you find...ten different species of worker ant are nestled amongst the artworks! 🐜 Join us for this week's Friday Focus talk to hear from our curator of entomology Jeanne as she tells us more about these clever wee creatures and all the different types of work they carry out. Book here for Zoom link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-hunterians-weekly-talk-workaround-ants-with-curator-of-entomology-tickets-410517668397
It's #NationalDogDay so here are some pretty pups from The Hunterian collection at the University of Glasgow! ❤️🐩🐕🦺
Book now for 'Temperance and the Demon Drink' and find out more about this social campaign and its propaganda, as campaigners of teetotalism highlighted the horrors that the 'demon drink' unleashed. Hear from leading scholar in UK temperance history, Dr. Annemarie McAllister and enjoy our exhibition 'Demon Drink' in the Hunterian Art Gallery after hours. Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/temperance-and-the-demon-drink-tickets-313338703497
Don't miss your chance to hear from renowned comic book artist Frank Quitely at our special event 'Frank Quitely and the Devil on Islay'. Find out more about his artwork 'No Corners to Hide' which features in our exhibition 'Demon Drink'. Tickets from £4! Available now via Eventbrite: http://ow.ly/kS6150K0UrJ
Take a look at the contents of this letter written by Mary Queen of Scots to the University of Glasgow 459 years ago today! Test your Scots language and see if you can translate what Queen Mary gifted the University of Glasgow #OnThisDay 1563. The letter is significant to understanding how Mary would have corresponded as Queen. You can see this letter and many other objects, both historical and contemporary, in our upcoming major exhibition 'The Afterlife of Mary Queen of Scots'. Letter under the Privy seal of Mary Queen of Scots reference GUA BL/394. #OnThisDay #MaryQueenOfScots #MQSAfterlife #Scotland
Here’s one we made earlier! Visit the Hunterian Museum with the kids over the summer holidays and try making your very own Tam the Turtle! This very useful video shows how it’s done! 😊 You can also join in with our Summer of Stories interactive storytelling sessions. Find session dates and times on our website: http://ow.ly/O1yj50JFMBi #YS2022
The concept of work is essential to our new exhibition ‘Workaround’. Artist Charlie Hammond uses various series of images related to work and labour including high vis vests, office chairs and Tetley tea cartoons of the ‘Gaffer’ taking a break. Visit the Hunterian Art Gallery this weekend!
‘My choices and motivations have been at some points aesthetic, some conceptual, some parallels between my own work and the works I’ve selected from the collection...’ Artist Charlie Hammond gives us a glimpse into how his solo exhibition ‘Workaround’ came to be.
New exhibition ‘Workaround’ opened today in the Hunterian Art Gallery! Hammond's work considers the ways in which art might be understood in relation to work (as in labour) and to not working (as in play) and brings together a joy in the act of making. Alongside his own artwork, ‘Workaround’ features items from The Hunterian collection that resonate with his artistic practice. Pay us a visit this weekend and check it out.
Our next #MuseumWeek2022 theme is 'Creators'. This evolutionary tale comes from the creative minds of Mark (Hunterian Communications Assistant) and Kara (Hunterian Visitor Experience Supervisor) and showcases just some of our amazing collections on display in the Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow Why not come along and create your own story? #CreatorsMW
It's #MuseumWeek2022 and for the next seven days we'll be sharing posts on some of this year's themes. First up is 'Innovation' so we're highlighting our #CuratingDiscomfort Intervention in the Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow - innovative work from our community and Hunterian curators. #InnovationMW 'Curating Discomfort' was developed to address historic power imbalances within the museum and across all our activities. As a starting point to change, 'Curating Discomfort' intervenes in current museum practice to establish new models and narratives around the collection. Find out more: http://ow.ly/LJi350JvLve
“Making adjustments, creating glows and reflections and fine-tuning the colour balance are all more easily achieved when working digitally.” In the final excerpt from the ‘Demon Drink’ short film, internationally renowned graphic artist Frank Quitely explains the next step of his creative process. To see the film in its entirety, visit ‘Demon Drink’ at the Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow. Open today until 5pm. Admission free. Film by Vincent Deighan Featuring Frank Quitely Music by Gavin Lamont
“I work on paper at this stage so I can lay the roughs side by side and get an overview of the progress.” In this next excerpt from the ‘Demon Drink’ short film made for our exhibition at the Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow-based comic artist Frank Quitely talks about his artistic process which begins with creating works on paper. ‘Demon Drink’ is at the Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow. Open today and tomorrow from 10am–5pm. Admission free. Film by Vincent Deighan Featuring Frank Quitely Music by Gavin Lamont
“There’s a myth from Islay that involves the islanders chasing the Devil from the round church…” So begins the story of how internationally renowned graphic artist Frank Quitely created his artwork ‘No Corners to Hide’ which features in the ‘Demon Drink’ exhibition at the Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow. In this first instalment from an amazing short film made by Vincent Deighan, Frank talks about the Islay Legend and his research visit to Islay, the southernmost of the Inner Hebrides islands, off the west coast of Scotland. Film by Vincent Deighan Featuring Frank Quitely Music by Gavin Lamont
🎂🎉Happy Birthday to our founder Dr William Hunter, born #OTD in 1718! You can find out more about the Scottish obstetrician and teacher on our website: http://ow.ly/33lR50JbWrE
Don’t miss your last chance to see our beautiful ‘Celebrating Joan Eardley (1921–1963)’ exhibition at the Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow. It closes at 5pm on Sunday 8 May. 😢 Featuring works such as ‘Salmon Nets and the Sea’ and ‘Sweet Shop, Rotten Row’, this one room exhibition is not to be missed! Open today until 5pm and 10am until 5pm on Sunday. Admission free! Find out more on our website: http://ow.ly/VXcH50IZihK
There’s still time to sign up for tomorrow’s Friday Focus talk with Nelson Cummins, Curating Discomfort Community Curator and Jesper Ericsson, Hunterian Curator of Numismatics. Join us online at 1pm to find out more about the Burma Medal and Gold Guinea, on display in the #CuratingDiscomfort Intervention at the Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow. Book your place via Eventbrite: http://ow.ly/sxo550IYTqi And you can hear more from the two Curators in episode two of our Curating Discomfort podcast, available on 13 May.
We have just released the trailer for the Hunterian Museum’s first podcast, hosted by our Curator of Discomfort Zandra Yeaman. Have you been wondering about what’s going on at the Hunterian Museum? Have you heard about the Curating Discomfort project and would like to know more? Have a listen to our podcast trailer where Zandra introduces us to the purpose and practice of the Curating Discomfort project team. The first podcast will be released on 6 May - available on all major platforms and our website (link in bio). http://ow.ly/EgCf50IVtvE #CuratingDiscomfort #Hunterian #museumsarenotneutral
Do you want a sneak peek at the changes happening at the Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow? Don’t miss this week’s Friday Focus talk with Dr Arunima Bhattacharya, Curating Discomfort Community Curator and Mike Rutherford, Curator of Zoology and Anatomy at The Hunterian. They will discuss the upcoming Curating Discomfort Intervention, explore some of the objects featured and share their reflections on the process of working together to curate discomfort. Book your place at: http://ow.ly/9fZy50IUfjj And keep an eye out for our first podcast episode on 6 May when the two curators dive deep into a conversation about the elephant tusk.
The main hall of the Hunterian Museum will be closed on 26–28 April because we’re busy Curating Discomfort. To find out more about the exciting changes to the museum, join us for this week’s Friday Focus talk with Dr Arunima Bhattacharya, Curating Discomfort Community Curator and Mike Rutherford, Curator of Zoology and Anatomy at The Hunterian. They will discuss the upcoming Curating Discomfort Intervention, explore the two Zoology objects featured and share their reflections on the process of working together to curate discomfort. Follow this link to book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-hunterians-weekly-talk-with-dr-arunima-bhattacharya-mike-rutherford-tickets-313290529407?aff=ebdsoporgprofile And keep an eye out for our first podcast episode on 6 May where the two curators dive deep into a conversation about an elephant tusk. #CuratingDiscomfort #Hunterian #museumsarenotneutral
This year The Hunterian 'Easter Bunny' takes the form of our famous rabbit in a cabbage musical box from our collections at the University of Glasgow. With a hop, skip and a jump, the Easter Bunny has become a much-loved tradition, enjoyed by adults and kids alike. Did you know that the ‘Easter Bunny’ is thought to date back to an 18th century German tradition of an egg-laying hare called “Osterhase” or “Oschter Haws”? 🐰
Our rather brilliant Hunterian Dino Trail is available now in the Hunterian Museum at the University of Glasgow Ask for one at reception the next time you visit! You’ll even get a sticker! 😊
Check out this fabulous short film about the conservation work being carried out on our largest painting ‘Hector’s Farewell to Andromache’ by Gavin Hamilton. It was made by students on the University of Glasgow Film and TV Studies Screen Production course and features our Art Curator Lola Sanchez and Conservator Hazel Neill. The conservation work is taking place in the Hunterian Art Gallery main gallery so take a look the next time you visit!
Visitors to the Hunterian Art Gallery love our contemporary exhibition 'Flesh Arranges Itself Differently', and we're delighted to announce that we've extended its opening! You will now be able to see this incredible exhibition, bringing together works from the Hunterian collection and the David and Indrė Roberts Collection of The Roberts Institute of Art until 22 May. #contemporaryart #thedavidandindrėrobertscollection #hunterian #glasgow
Bring your wee ones to 'Stories of the Sea' tomorrow in the Hunterian Museum! There'll be lots of craft (including sea creature origami!) and story-based activities for children aged 4 – 11 (and for the big kids looking after them). If your #weeworldchanger has a favourite book featuring sea creatures, bring it along and share it with us. See you there 🐙🐠 Hunterian Museum Saturday 12 March 11.00am - 1.00pm FREE ADMISSION
Have you seen our contemporary art exhibition ‘Flesh Arranges Itself Differently’? ‘A rollercoaster ride inside and outside the body’ The Sunday Post ‘A journey of enjoyable variety and richness of texture and emotion’ Studio International ‘A vibrant, often surprising, exploration’ The Scotsman Check it out for yourself at the Hunterian Art Gallery. 14 January - 3 April 2022 Admission free The Roberts Institute of Art #contemporaryart #thedavidandindrėrobertscollection #hunterian #glasgow
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