Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery One of the world's great University Museums http://www.hunterian.gla.ac.uk The Hunterian Museum and some areas of the Hunterian Art Gallery are now open Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sunday 11am - 4pm.
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Admission free. Book tickets or find out more on our website. The Mackintosh House remains closed for now.

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Venturing out this weekend? How about a visit to the Hunterian Museum at the University of Glasgow? We’re open from 11am...
30/04/2021

Venturing out this weekend? How about a visit to the Hunterian Museum at the University of Glasgow? We’re open from 11am–5pm on Saturday and Sunday. Admission free. Book timed tickets via our website! https://bit.ly/3fY5HcT #ReOpening #TeamUofG #MuseumsAreGo

Venturing out this weekend? How about a visit to the Hunterian Museum at the University of Glasgow? We’re open from 11am–5pm on Saturday and Sunday. Admission free. Book timed tickets via our website! https://bit.ly/3fY5HcT #ReOpening #TeamUofG #MuseumsAreGo

Book now for 'Joan Eardley: The Centenary Celebration' taking place on Tuesday 18 May on what would have been the artist...
30/04/2021

Book now for 'Joan Eardley: The Centenary Celebration' taking place on Tuesday 18 May on what would have been the artist’s 100th birthday. The Hunterian is home to one of the most important collections related to Joan Eardley in the west of Scotland, covering most of her career, from early prints to late landscapes executed in the coastal village of Catterline. The artist first discovered Catterline in 1950 and later bought a cottage there. Her painting 'Breaking Wave' (1960) demonstrates the full drama of the seaside village’s tempestuous weather. Eardley would often set her easel up outdoors in the midst of a storm to capture the authenticity of her own visual and emotional experiences. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/joan-eardley-the-centenary-celebration-tickets-150722068765

Book now for 'Joan Eardley: The Centenary Celebration' taking place on Tuesday 18 May on what would have been the artist’s 100th birthday. The Hunterian is home to one of the most important collections related to Joan Eardley in the west of Scotland, covering most of her career, from early prints to late landscapes executed in the coastal village of Catterline. The artist first discovered Catterline in 1950 and later bought a cottage there. Her painting 'Breaking Wave' (1960) demonstrates the full drama of the seaside village’s tempestuous weather. Eardley would often set her easel up outdoors in the midst of a storm to capture the authenticity of her own visual and emotional experiences. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/joan-eardley-the-centenary-celebration-tickets-150722068765

New online learning resources about #Romans and the #AntonineWall (approx age 10 – 12 but jigsaw difficulty can be adjus...
29/04/2021

New online learning resources about #Romans and the #AntonineWall (approx age 10 – 12 but jigsaw difficulty can be adjusted up or down for any age). Thanks to @UofGEducation student Sara Tose for creating the new Explore and Play section. https://bit.ly/3tweiLf @HistEnvScotland @AntonineWallScotland @homelearninguk #summerterm #schoolsback

New online learning resources about #Romans and the #AntonineWall (approx age 10 – 12 but jigsaw difficulty can be adjusted up or down for any age). Thanks to @UofGEducation student Sara Tose for creating the new Explore and Play section. https://bit.ly/3tweiLf @HistEnvScotland @AntonineWallScotland @homelearninguk #summerterm #schoolsback

📣The Hunterian Museum at the University of Glasgow will reopen on Saturday 1 May! We’ll only be open at weekends for the...
28/04/2021

📣The Hunterian Museum at the University of Glasgow will reopen on Saturday 1 May! We’ll only be open at weekends for the first few weeks: 11am–5pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The Hunterian Art Gallery remains closed for now. Find out more and pre-book timed tickets via our website! https://bit.ly/3fY5HcT #ReOpening #TeamUofG #MuseumsAreGo

📣The Hunterian Museum at the University of Glasgow will reopen on Saturday 1 May! We’ll only be open at weekends for the first few weeks: 11am–5pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The Hunterian Art Gallery remains closed for now. Find out more and pre-book timed tickets via our website! https://bit.ly/3fY5HcT #ReOpening #TeamUofG #MuseumsAreGo

Join us at 1pm today for Professor Paul Bishop's talk, 'To***co Lord John Glassford closes an Old Way, forcing Drymen's ...
27/04/2021
Old Ways New Roads Weekly talk with Paul Bishop, University of Glasgow

Join us at 1pm today for Professor Paul Bishop's talk, 'To***co Lord John Glassford closes an Old Way, forcing Drymen's coal-getters onto a New Road'. Professor Bishop is Senior Research Fellow in the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences at the University of Glasgow. Book here for the zoom link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/old-ways-new-roads-weekly-talk-with-paul-bishop-university-of-glasgow-tickets-151075004405

Join us for Professor Paul Bishop's talk, 'To***co Lord John Glassford closes an Old Way, forcing Drymen's coal-getters onto a New Road'

Today’s #HunterianHighlight is our skeleton of an Indian elephant which came to The Hunterian at the University of Glasg...
26/04/2021

Today’s #HunterianHighlight is our skeleton of an Indian elephant which came to The Hunterian at the University of Glasgow in 1888 when Anderson College disbanded its museum. The specimen was conserved, repaired and displayed as part of The Hunterian Bicentenary in 2007 and is now in our Zoology Museum. #HunterianFromHome

Today’s #HunterianHighlight is our skeleton of an Indian elephant which came to The Hunterian at the University of Glasgow in 1888 when Anderson College disbanded its museum. The specimen was conserved, repaired and displayed as part of The Hunterian Bicentenary in 2007 and is now in our Zoology Museum. #HunterianFromHome

It’s certainly felt like spring has arrived this week in Glasgow, and so we’d like to share Anne Paterson-Wallace's love...
25/04/2021

It’s certainly felt like spring has arrived this week in Glasgow, and so we’d like to share Anne Paterson-Wallace's lovely watercolour ‘Welcoming Spring’. Paterson-Wallace was the grand-daughter of Glasgow Boy James Paterson who went on to become a successful artist in her own right. She was awarded a grant to study at Chelsea School of Art from 1946-1949. Paterson-Wallace exhibited regularly in London and was a member of the Royal Water Colour Society's Art Club and frequently held solo exhibitions in East Anglia. She founded a museum devoted to her grandfather’s life which closed in 2003, and the archives were then donated to the University of Glasgow Library.

It’s certainly felt like spring has arrived this week in Glasgow, and so we’d like to share Anne Paterson-Wallace's lovely watercolour ‘Welcoming Spring’. Paterson-Wallace was the grand-daughter of Glasgow Boy James Paterson who went on to become a successful artist in her own right. She was awarded a grant to study at Chelsea School of Art from 1946-1949. Paterson-Wallace exhibited regularly in London and was a member of the Royal Water Colour Society's Art Club and frequently held solo exhibitions in East Anglia. She founded a museum devoted to her grandfather’s life which closed in 2003, and the archives were then donated to the University of Glasgow Library.

Our theme of literature, myths and legends continues with this watercolour from The Hunterian collection at the Universi...
24/04/2021

Our theme of literature, myths and legends continues with this watercolour from The Hunterian collection at the University of Glasgow by Frances Macdonald McNair. By the mid-1890s, her work had moved away from the earlier extreme stylisations of the 'Spook School'. Titled ‘Prince and Sleeping Princess’ this one shows her admiration for the English Pre-Raphaelite painter, Edward Burne-Jones. #HunterianFromHome

Our theme of literature, myths and legends continues with this watercolour from The Hunterian collection at the University of Glasgow by Frances Macdonald McNair. By the mid-1890s, her work had moved away from the earlier extreme stylisations of the 'Spook School'. Titled ‘Prince and Sleeping Princess’ this one shows her admiration for the English Pre-Raphaelite painter, Edward Burne-Jones. #HunterianFromHome

The Hunterian is delighted to be hosting the Joan Eardley Centenary Celebration on Tuesday 18 May, in partnership with T...
23/04/2021
Joan Eardley: The Centenary Celebration

The Hunterian is delighted to be hosting the Joan Eardley Centenary Celebration on Tuesday 18 May, in partnership with The Scottish Women and the Arts Research Network (SWARN). Chaired by BBC Arts Correspondent Pauline McLean, this online event brings together a wonderful array of writers, curators and art specialists to celebrate Eardley's life and work on what would have been her 100th birthday. Contributors from all over Scotland will come together to explore Eardley’s career and legacy from a number of different angles and to commemorate her contribution to Scottish art in the 20th century. Book your place now to join us in celebrating this much loved artist. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/joan-eardley-the-centenary-celebration-tickets-150722068765

The Hunterian is delighted to be hosting the Joan Eardley Centenary, in partnership with The Scottish Women and the Arts Research Network

In honour of #EarthDay, Mike G. Rutherford, our Curator of Zoology, looked at the one of the stranger groups of animals ...
22/04/2021

In honour of #EarthDay, Mike G. Rutherford, our Curator of Zoology, looked at the one of the stranger groups of animals in The Hunterian collections at the University of Glasgow. Pangolins, also known as scaly anteaters, are mammals that look like walking pinecones as they are covered in large keratin scales that protect them from predators. These nocturnal creatures are found in forests and savannahs in parts of Africa and Asia. They use their powerful claws to break into ant and termite nests which they then lick up using their extremely long tongues. Unfortunately, these amazing creatures are some of the most threatened species on Earth. The use of their scales as traditional medicines and their meat being sold for consumption has led to pangolins making up 20% of the illegal wildlife trade, giving them the tragic distinction of being the most trafficked animals in the world.

Due to their odd features, they have long been popular in zoology museums. There are four specimens in our collections: taxidermy mounts of the Ground Pangolin and the Long-tailed Pangolin are on display in the Zoology Museum whilst in the stores at Kelvin Hall there is the skin of an Indian Pangolin and what was an unidentified juvenile pangolin. All the specimens were acquired in the early 1900s. To find out what this fourth species is scroll through the photos...

This print, known as 'Draped Figure, Standing’(GLAHA 49199), is one of  six colour lithographs that Whistler created in ...
22/04/2021

This print, known as 'Draped Figure, Standing’(GLAHA 49199), is one of six colour lithographs that Whistler created in collaboration with the Paris-based printer Henry Belfond during 1891 to late 1893. Although Whistler had been making lithographs in London, he decided to experiment with printing in colour in France, where he thought his artistic ambitions could be better fulfilled. Championing the status of original printmaking, Whistler contributed to the revival of lithography in Paris with his innovative methods and techniques of printing images as making drawings. Read more in our latest blog by History of Art Student Chenxiao Jin https://bit.ly/3eh9L9g #StudentVoice

This print, known as 'Draped Figure, Standing’(GLAHA 49199), is one of six colour lithographs that Whistler created in collaboration with the Paris-based printer Henry Belfond during 1891 to late 1893. Although Whistler had been making lithographs in London, he decided to experiment with printing in colour in France, where he thought his artistic ambitions could be better fulfilled. Championing the status of original printmaking, Whistler contributed to the revival of lithography in Paris with his innovative methods and techniques of printing images as making drawings. Read more in our latest blog by History of Art Student Chenxiao Jin https://bit.ly/3eh9L9g #StudentVoice

This geoprecessional top from The Hunterian collection at the University of Glasgow was used by Lord Kelvin in his class...
21/04/2021

This geoprecessional top from The Hunterian collection at the University of Glasgow was used by Lord Kelvin in his class demonstrations. One revolution of the pointer around the guide ring represent 26,000 years. It is a modified terrestrial or celestial globe. #HunterianFromHome

This geoprecessional top from The Hunterian collection at the University of Glasgow was used by Lord Kelvin in his class demonstrations. One revolution of the pointer around the guide ring represent 26,000 years. It is a modified terrestrial or celestial globe. #HunterianFromHome

Join us for this week's talk 'John Clerk of Eldin: 18th century landscapes' with Zoi Despoina Karaiskou. Zoi is a Histor...
20/04/2021
Old Ways New Roads Weekly Talk with Zoi Despoina, University of Glasgow

Join us for this week's talk 'John Clerk of Eldin: 18th century landscapes' with Zoi Despoina Karaiskou. Zoi is a History of Art postgraduate from University of Glasgow who completed a six month work-placement for The Hunterian last year in cataloguing John Clerk's manuscripts. Sign up via Eventbrite to receive zoom link. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/old-ways-new-roads-weekly-talk-with-zoi-despoina-university-of-glasgow-tickets-151060218179

Join us for this week's talk 'John Clerk of Eldin: 18th century landscapes' with Zoi Despoina Karaiskou, University of Glasgow

This week’s #HunterianHighlight is ‘Cloudy Weather, Moniaive’ by James Paterson of 1889. Paterson was fascinated by the ...
19/04/2021

This week’s #HunterianHighlight is ‘Cloudy Weather, Moniaive’ by James Paterson of 1889. Paterson was fascinated by the changing weather around Moniaive and the nearby Glencairn valley. He would often walk along the rivers and in the hills, making rapid sketches or taking photographs of details that caught his eye. Clouds were a major interest and a number of photographs, sketches and finished works in watercolour and oil exploring cloud formations around Moniaive have survived. #HunterianFromHome

This week’s #HunterianHighlight is ‘Cloudy Weather, Moniaive’ by James Paterson of 1889. Paterson was fascinated by the changing weather around Moniaive and the nearby Glencairn valley. He would often walk along the rivers and in the hills, making rapid sketches or taking photographs of details that caught his eye. Clouds were a major interest and a number of photographs, sketches and finished works in watercolour and oil exploring cloud formations around Moniaive have survived. #HunterianFromHome

In continuing with our Sunday springtime series, we’d like to share this beautiful painting by Scottish artist Alexander...
18/04/2021

In continuing with our Sunday springtime series, we’d like to share this beautiful painting by Scottish artist Alexander Roche. ‘Spring landscape with woman picking blossom’ is one of seven paintings by Roche in the Hunterian collection. Roche exhibited six works from 1893 to 1920 called "In Springtime", "Spring" or "A Spring Day". Roche was an important figure in the Glasgow Boys and this work exemplifies the typical style of the artistic group, showing a strong interest in rustic realism, outdoor painting, and French-inspired tonal and compositional technique.

In continuing with our Sunday springtime series, we’d like to share this beautiful painting by Scottish artist Alexander Roche. ‘Spring landscape with woman picking blossom’ is one of seven paintings by Roche in the Hunterian collection. Roche exhibited six works from 1893 to 1920 called "In Springtime", "Spring" or "A Spring Day". Roche was an important figure in the Glasgow Boys and this work exemplifies the typical style of the artistic group, showing a strong interest in rustic realism, outdoor painting, and French-inspired tonal and compositional technique.

In this work by Marcantonio Raimondi from The Hunterian collection at the University of Glasgow, three goddesses, Juno, ...
17/04/2021

In this work by Marcantonio Raimondi from The Hunterian collection at the University of Glasgow, three goddesses, Juno, Venus and Minerva, gather to compete for the golden apple in the hand of the Trojan prince Paris. In mythology, he awarded the apple to the goddess of love, Venus, leading to the Trojan war. In the bottom left corner, a tablet can be seen with a Latin inscription which translates as ‘In the face of beauty, all is worthless: intelligence, power, gold’. #HunterianFromHome

In this work by Marcantonio Raimondi from The Hunterian collection at the University of Glasgow, three goddesses, Juno, Venus and Minerva, gather to compete for the golden apple in the hand of the Trojan prince Paris. In mythology, he awarded the apple to the goddess of love, Venus, leading to the Trojan war. In the bottom left corner, a tablet can be seen with a Latin inscription which translates as ‘In the face of beauty, all is worthless: intelligence, power, gold’. #HunterianFromHome

Today we mark the 275th anniversary of the Battle of Culloden with our new virtual exhibition ‘Reflections on Rebellion’...
16/04/2021

Today we mark the 275th anniversary of the Battle of Culloden with our new virtual exhibition ‘Reflections on Rebellion’. It features modern art medals created by HND 2 Jewellery students from City of Glasgow College, inspired by Jacobite medals from The Hunterian collection at the University of Glasgow. View it on our website: https://www.gla.ac.uk/hunterian/visit/exhibitions/virtualexhibitions/reflectionsonrebellion/ #HunterianFromHome

Today we mark the 275th anniversary of the Battle of Culloden with our new virtual exhibition ‘Reflections on Rebellion’. It features modern art medals created by HND 2 Jewellery students from City of Glasgow College, inspired by Jacobite medals from The Hunterian collection at the University of Glasgow. View it on our website: https://www.gla.ac.uk/hunterian/visit/exhibitions/virtualexhibitions/reflectionsonrebellion/ #HunterianFromHome

Our Old Ways New Roads talk series continues on Tuesday afternoons at 1pm via Zoom. If you've missed any of our talks, t...
16/04/2021
University of Glasgow - The Hunterian - Visit - Exhibitions - Virtual Exhibitions - Old Ways New Roads

Our Old Ways New Roads talk series continues on Tuesday afternoons at 1pm via Zoom. If you've missed any of our talks, they are available to view on our website, alongside our recordings of 'The Musical Tour of the Highlands' event and the Old Ways New Roads Book Launch! Check them out on our exhibition webpage: https://www.gla.ac.uk/hunterian/visit/exhibitions/virtualexhibitions/oldwaysnewroads/

Old Ways New Roads: Travels in Scotland 1720-1832, The Hunterian’s major exhibition originally scheduled for August-November 2020, was rescheduled for January-May 2021. The second UK-wide lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic has led The Hunterian to move the exhibition online, so it can be exp...

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