Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery One of the world's great University Museums http://www.hunterian.gla.ac.uk
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Today’s #FridayFace is a pencil drawing of our founder William Hunter by Charles Grignion (1753 – 1804) while the latter...
13/11/2020

Today’s #FridayFace is a pencil drawing of our founder William Hunter by Charles Grignion (1753 – 1804) while the latter was a young student at the Royal Academy. When the Royal Academy was founded in 1768, Hunter was appointed its first professor of anatomy. GLAHA:42340 #Art #HunterianPortraits #Portraits #PeopleBehindthePortraits

Don't miss our new display celebrating 150 years of the University of Glasgow’s Gilbert Scott building – home to the Hun...
12/11/2020

Don't miss our new display celebrating 150 years of the University of Glasgow’s Gilbert Scott building – home to the Hunterian Museum. It tells the story of the workmen who built the Gilbert Scott building on the University’s Gilmorehill Campus and thanks to @uofglasgowasc, identifies a number of the workmen by name. Book in now to visit the Hunterian Museum via our website at http://ow.ly/XOJ550CiAC8 #TeamUofG #Gilmorehill150

Meet Roger the #RhinoBeetle found alive in 2014 in a Glasgow @Poundland store. Staff called Buglife, who recruited him f...
12/11/2020

Meet Roger the #RhinoBeetle found alive in 2014 in a Glasgow @Poundland store. Staff called Buglife, who recruited him for educational events. Roger featured in Buglife's events, both before and after his natural death. In 2019 he was donated to the @hunterian and continues to #educate! GLAHM:162497 https://bit.ly/36qiF0e #MuseumStories
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On Remembrance Day we remember Private Frank Waddell who was killed in action on 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battl...
11/11/2020

On Remembrance Day we remember Private Frank Waddell who was killed in action on 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme, aged 17. This bronze First World War memorial plaque or 'Death Penny' from The Hunterian collection at the University of Glasgow was given to his family to commemorate his sacrifice. Plaques like this were produced to honour those that gave their lives serving with the British and Empire forces in the First World War. Featuring the name of the casualty, they were intended to give the close family a tangible memorial of their lost loved one.

The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery @uofglasgow are both open and free! Pay us a visit this week and don't forget to bo...
10/11/2020

The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery @uofglasgow are both open and free! Pay us a visit this week and don't forget to book via our website: gla.ac.uk/hunterian/visit/tickets. We hope to see you soon! #GoodToGo #Museum #ArtGallery

This week’s #HunterianHighlight is our dire wolf (Canis dirus) skeleton. Similar to the grey wolf seen today, the dire w...
09/11/2020

This week’s #HunterianHighlight is our dire wolf (Canis dirus) skeleton. Similar to the grey wolf seen today, the dire wolf had a bigger head and teeth and shorter legs. It was common in North America during the Pleistocene period but around 16,000 years ago, most of the large mammals it depended on for prey began to die out. The dire wolf couldn’t run as fast as other wolves (or the smaller, faster prey) and had to scavenge to survive. By 10,000 years ago it was extinct. 🐺

MuSEs (Museum Student Educators) are volunteer students from @uofglasgow who deliver our Museum and Gallery tours to the...
08/11/2020

MuSEs (Museum Student Educators) are volunteer students from @uofglasgow who deliver our Museum and Gallery tours to the public and offers visitors the chance to learn more about our collections. For today's #MeetTheMuSE, we'd like to introduce you to Florence, who joined the team back in March just before the city went into lockdown.
'I am fascinated by the politics of the past, more specifically the ways in which we choose to share and represent our history. Volunteering at The Hunterian has been a wonderful way for me to explore this in a more practical way. Since I began delivering tours I have learned so much more about the collections than I had taken in during my initial visits. There is such variety in the collection that every time I come back to the museum I discover something new.'
Museum tours run on a daily basis and you can book in on our website at http://ow.ly/Xf1D50C6Y8v #TeamUofG #MeetTheMuSE

In ‘Nach dem Ball’ (After the Ball) Austrian artist Marie-Louise von Motesiczky (1906 – 1996) pays a touching tribute to...
06/11/2020

In ‘Nach dem Ball’ (After the Ball) Austrian artist Marie-Louise von Motesiczky (1906 – 1996) pays a touching tribute to her brother Karl who died in Auschwitz in 1943. The 1949 painting shows Karl, with girlfriend Aagot, after a fancy dress ball in Vienna. Donated to The Hunterian by the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust. GLAHA:57988 #Art #FridayFaces #Portraits #PeopleBehindthePortraits

#LoveOldDictionaries ? You'll love this! Remember to book your spot for a free virtual visit to @UofGlasgowASC for close...
05/11/2020

#LoveOldDictionaries ? You'll love this! Remember to book your spot for a free virtual visit to @UofGlasgowASC for close viewing of some of their fabulous collection. Hosted by @hunterian Associate @R_A_Fletcher for @BeingHumanFest 19th Nov 1pm
https://bit.ly/3klEK5J

Let art and archives inspire you - Don't forget to book your spot on "Alcohol in the Archives" online creative writing w...
05/11/2020

Let art and archives inspire you - Don't forget to book your spot on "Alcohol in the Archives" online creative writing workshop, 21st Nov. https://bit.ly/2Ts20Dz
Pictured: "Tam Carousing", DP Bliss (GLAHA:22444)
@BeingHumanFest @UofGlasgowASC

This 345 million year old skeleton of an amphibian from The Hunterian collection at the University of Glasgow was found ...
04/11/2020

This 345 million year old skeleton of an amphibian from The Hunterian collection at the University of Glasgow was found in Dunbartonshire in the 1970s. It was thought to be a fossil fish but we now know that it had limbs with five toes rather than fins. It also had ankles that allowed the feet to rotate forward and make steps. It is named Pederpes finneyae after Peder Aspen, who discovered it, and Sarah Finney, who prepared it.

Visit the Hunterian Art Gallery @uofglasgow this week and check out our current exhibition, 'A Curator's Choice' and our...
03/11/2020

Visit the Hunterian Art Gallery @uofglasgow this week and check out our current exhibition, 'A Curator's Choice' and our new showcase, 'Edwin Morgan: An Eardley On My Wall'. Book in for your visit via our website. We're open 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday and 11am to 4pm Sunday #goodtogo #artinspires

Today’s #HunterianHighlight is ‘Winter in Glencairn’ (previously known as ‘Moniaive’) of 1885 by James Paterson. Paterso...
02/11/2020

Today’s #HunterianHighlight is ‘Winter in Glencairn’ (previously known as ‘Moniaive’) of 1885 by James Paterson. 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.

MuSEs (Museum Student Educators) are volunteer students from @uofglasgow who deliver our Museum and Gallery tours to the...
01/11/2020

MuSEs (Museum Student Educators) are volunteer students from @uofglasgow who deliver our Museum and Gallery tours to the public and offers visitors the chance to learn more about our collections. For today's #MeetTheMuSE, we'd like to introduce you to Belen, who is studying History of Art and English Literature and is in her third year.
''Ben More from Iona' by Samuel John Peploe is one of my favourite artworks in the Art Gallery Highlights tour. What I find most interesting about this landscape painting in particular is the way in which we can see the first experiments with bolder colours that will later become one of the defining features of this artistic movement. I was really curious to discover how Peploe tried to converge different styles of the French avant-garde and interpret it in a new way by depicting Scottish landscapes. In this painting specifically, Peploe is dwelling between exploring different vantage points, typical of Impressionism, while applying vibrant colour combinations, typical of Fauvism.'
Art Gallery tours run on a daily basis and you can book in on our website at http://ow.ly/Xf1D50C6Y8v #TeamUofG #MeetTheMuSE

This spooky work from The Hunterian collection at the University of Glasgow is by Frances Macdonald McNair. Known as 'Il...
31/10/2020

This spooky work from The Hunterian collection at the University of Glasgow is by Frances Macdonald McNair. Known as 'Ill Omen', it has an alternative title 'Girl in the East Wind with Ravens Passing the Moon' which captures Frances' interest in the twilight world of Celtic or northern legend. Death and mystery were frequent subjects in her work. Happy Halloween!

This beautiful etching is by distinguished artist and ‘Glasgow Girl’ Eleanor Allen Moore (Robertson) (1885 - 1955).  Ele...
30/10/2020

This beautiful etching is by distinguished artist and ‘Glasgow Girl’ Eleanor Allen Moore (Robertson) (1885 - 1955). Eleanor was the wife of the British consul in Shanghai in the 1930s, and this is one of a group of drawings and prints that capture everyday life in China, as seen through the eyes of a foreigner. The family lived in Shanghai from 1925 to 1937. Her daughter, Ailsa Tanner, who kindly donated a group of drawings by Eleanor to The Hunterian in 2000, was a toddler when they arrived in China. GLAHA:51661 #Art #FridayFaces #Portraits #PeopleBehindthePortraits

The answer to our #curricularTour #Languages quiz : The Honore Daumier series depicts the 5 senses and here is the missi...
29/10/2020

The answer to our #curricularTour #Languages quiz : The Honore Daumier series depicts the 5 senses and here is the missing one : L’Ouie or Hearing. GLAHA :3700 https://bit.ly/34ohrCX
@UofGSMC @UofGPE

Today’s #CurricularTour: #Languages with a challenge. What is the theme of this print series by Honore Daumier, 1839? Ca...
29/10/2020

Today’s #CurricularTour: #Languages with a challenge. What is the theme of this print series by Honore Daumier, 1839? Can you tell which one is missing? (Answer will be posted at 3:30pm)
For help, follow : https://bit.ly/35qWJS5
@UofGSMC @UofGPE

Today’s #CurricularTour: #Languages with a challenge. What is the theme of this print series by Honore Daumier, 1839? Ca...
29/10/2020

Today’s #CurricularTour: #Languages with a challenge. What is the theme of this print series by Honore Daumier, 1839? Can you tell which one is missing? (Answer will be posted at 3:30pm)
For help, follow : https://bit.ly/35qWJS5
@UofGSMC @UofGPE

This Cooper & Co. Three Lions match box is one of a number that once contained archaeological artefacts from the collect...
28/10/2020

This Cooper & Co. Three Lions match box is one of a number that once contained archaeological artefacts from the collection of A H Bishop (1874–1957). Bishop combined participation in the family grocery business, Cooper & Co., with amateur archaeology. He gifted his large collection to The Hunterian at the University of Glasgow in 1951. The boxes were accessioned in 1978 because of their value in their own right.

Join us this Friday at an online event to mark the relaunch of ‘Beauty in Hell: Culture in the Gulag’. This virtual exhi...
27/10/2020

Join us this Friday at an online event to mark the relaunch of ‘Beauty in Hell: Culture in the Gulag’. This virtual exhibition explores the unique circumstances of the Solovki Prison Camp, Russia's first Gulag and features research by Dr Andrea Gullotta, Lecturer in Russian Studies at the University of Glasgow. Irina Flige, Director of the Memorial Research and Information Centre, St Petersburg, will speak at the event. Book now! https://bit.ly/3mq2beR

The Hunterian Museum and Hunterian Art Gallery are both OPEN and FREE. Book your visit at glasgow.ac.uk/hunterian We hav...
27/10/2020

The Hunterian Museum and Hunterian Art Gallery are both OPEN and FREE. Book your visit at glasgow.ac.uk/hunterian We have introduced a range of additional measures to keep you safe, including timed ticketing. We hope to see you soon!
#TuesdayTreat #GoodToGo #Museum #ArtGallery

This week’s #HunterianHughlight is our mount of a blue fin tuna, Thunnus thynnus. In 1831, this remarkable fish was caug...
26/10/2020

This week’s #HunterianHughlight is our mount of a blue fin tuna, Thunnus thynnus. In 1831, this remarkable fish was caught in herring nets at Garelochhead on the Firth of Clyde and sold by the fishermen to the Glasgow Fish market. It was then acquired by Dr John Scouler, Professor of Natural History at Anderson's College, and prepared by an unknown taxidermist for display in the Andersonian Museum. When it closed in 1888, the tuna and other natural history specimens were transferred to The Hunterian at the University of Glasgow.

If you're visiting the Hunterian Museum at the University of Glasgow this weekend, don’t miss our new focus display ‘Coi...
25/10/2020

If you're visiting the Hunterian Museum at the University of Glasgow this weekend, don’t miss our new focus display ‘Coinage of the Crusades: Merging East and West’. It features five rare coins struck in the crusader states which have never been on display before! Book free tickets in advance via our website:
https://bit.ly/3fY5HcT

MuSEs (Museum Student Educators) are volunteer students from the University of Glasgow who deliver our Museum and Galler...
25/10/2020

MuSEs (Museum Student Educators) are volunteer students from the University of Glasgow who deliver our Museum and Gallery tours to the public and offers visitors the chance to learn more about our collections. Meet Calum, who is today’s #MeetTheMuSE. Calum studies history @uofglasgow and is in his third year.
'I initially volunteered to be a tour guide back in March, but the pandemic meant that the museum unfortunately had to shut before I had a chance to deliver a tour. Now that it has reopened, I am looking forward to delivering tours to the public! My favourite exhibit in the museum is the Antonine Wall. To be able to share the stories from a piece of material history dating back thousands of years is really exciting. With restrictions forcing everything online into the virtual world, the museum remains one of the few places where your experience isn't too impacted. You can still enjoy the space and the exhibits. With my history classes currently taking place on Zoom, it feels more important than ever to be able to spend time in a place of physical historical objects to further connect with my subject.'
Museum tours are now up and running on a daily basis. Book in on our website http://ow.ly/ufQX50C1G1B #TeamUofG #MeetTheMuSE

Looking forward to the clocks going back this weekend? 🕑😴 This design for a clock by Charles Rennie Mackintosh is one of...
24/10/2020

Looking forward to the clocks going back this weekend? 🕑😴 This design for a clock by Charles Rennie Mackintosh is one of a series made for his client W.J. Bassett-Lowke. The carcass was ebonised, the numerals imaginatively presented as dominoes and the face inlaid with ivory and erinoid, a casein-based plastic.

Our highly anticipated Edwin Morgan exhibition is now open at the Hunterian Art Gallery!‘Edwin Morgan: An Eardley On My ...
23/10/2020

Our highly anticipated Edwin Morgan exhibition is now open at the Hunterian Art Gallery!

‘Edwin Morgan: An Eardley On My Wall’ features 13 works from the personal collection of Edwin Morgan (1920–2010). The selection once decorated the walls of his Anniesland flat and includes works by Scottish painters including Joan Eardley, Alasdair Gray and John Byrne. Morgan presented his collection to The Hunterian in 2004. Don't miss this opportunity to see the artworks which hung on the Glasweigan poet’s walls.

Book here now: http://ow.ly/ftsE50BYMfJ #EdwinMorgan100

#LoveDictionaries ? #LoveOldBooks ?  You'll love this! Book a spot for a free virtual visit to @UofGlasgowASC for close ...
22/10/2020

#LoveDictionaries ? #LoveOldBooks ? You'll love this! Book a spot for a free virtual visit to @UofGlasgowASC for close viewing of some of their fabulous collection. Hosted by @hunterian Associate @R_A_Fletcher for @BeingHumanFest 19th Nov 1pm
https://bit.ly/3klEK5J

"Drinking Scene" (GLAHA:50811) may spark mixed emotions right now! Book your spot on "Alcohol in the Archives" online cr...
22/10/2020

"Drinking Scene" (GLAHA:50811) may spark mixed emotions right now! Book your spot on "Alcohol in the Archives" online creative writing workshop and let art and archives inspire you. A Hunterian Associate event, 21st Nov.
https://bit.ly/2Ts20Dz @BeingHumanFest @UofGlasgowASC

Our Curator of Discomfort, Zandra Yeaman, features on the @MuseumsGalScot Blog ahead of her presentation at their Knowle...
21/10/2020
Museums Galleries Scotland | Curating Discomfort at the Hunterian Museum

Our Curator of Discomfort, Zandra Yeaman, features on the @MuseumsGalScot Blog ahead of her presentation at their Knowledge Exchange event next week! Read the Blog or book your place at: https://www.museumsgalleriesscotland.org.uk/blog/curating-discomfort-at-the-hunterian-museum/

Curating Discomfort at the Hunterian Museum The forthcoming Knowledge Exchange ‘Representing the Underrepresented’ features presentations from Zey Kussan, Museum As Muck and Zandra Yeaman, Curator of Discomfort with The Hunterian. MGS caught up with Zandra ahead of the Knowledge Exchange to lear...

This very rare silver koban is one of only three Japanese coins in our founder William Hunter’s collection. The value of...
21/10/2020

This very rare silver koban is one of only three Japanese coins in our founder William Hunter’s collection. The value of one early koban was equivalent to three koku. A koku was a measurement based on the quantity of rice needed by an individual in one year. However, the koban’s worth fell in later decades due to debasement (the adding of alloys to precious metals) and widespread forgeries entering the market.

We are very excited that our tours of the Museum are now back up and running! The tours are led by @uofglasgow student v...
20/10/2020

We are very excited that our tours of the Museum are now back up and running! The tours are led by @uofglasgow student volunteers, also known as MuSEs (Museum Student Educators). Tours are free with a maximum of two parties on each one. Book in now on our website at http://ow.ly/Jf7950BWU8r. #goodtogo #teamuofg

This wonderful pen drawing by Peter Paul Rubens is just one of the many treasures on show currently at the Hunterian Art...
20/10/2020

This wonderful pen drawing by Peter Paul Rubens is just one of the many treasures on show currently at the Hunterian Art Gallery, at the University of Glasgow, as part of our ‘Curator’s Choice’ exhibition. Book your FREE timed ticket at glasgow.ac.uk/hunterian/visit/tickets/ and please remember your face covering. GLAHA:54302, ‘Head of a bearded man in profile to the right’ (1620-1630). #TuesdayTreat #WhatsOn #Rubens #ArtInspires #Exhibition

Today’s #HunterianHighlight is ‘Night Garden’ by Scottish artist Duncan Shanks. In this stunning oil painting, lillies, ...
19/10/2020

Today’s #HunterianHighlight is ‘Night Garden’ by Scottish artist Duncan Shanks. In this stunning oil painting, lillies, honeysuckle, other flowers and bees are set against a night background with a half moon and stars. The painting belongs to a series inspired by the artist's garden and there are over 50 related studies in his sketchbooks dating from the mid-1990s. Shanks generously donated his entire collection of sketchbooks to The Hunterian in 2013, followed by ‘Night Garden’ in 2014.

MuSEs (Museum Student Educators) are volunteer students from the University of Glasgow who deliver our Museum and Galler...
18/10/2020

MuSEs (Museum Student Educators) are volunteer students from the University of Glasgow who deliver our Museum and Gallery tours to the public and offer visitors the chance to learn more about our collections. We're delighted to introduce you to Isabella, who is today's #MeetTheMuSE. Isabella studies History of Art and English Literature @uofglasgow and is in her final year. Isabella wrote The Hunterian's current Whistler tour and has been delivering it for over a year.
'I chose to do the Whistler tour because I knew how special the Whistler collection is at The Hunterian and I’ve always thought how amazing it is that the estate of such a prominent, international artist would end up in my hometown of Glasgow. Whistler also lends himself very well to a fun tour because of his personality and his forward-looking ideas about art. 'Red and Black: The Fan' is one of my favourite works that I include in my tour, and I have to admit it is mainly for the glamorous outfit! Although I do enjoy that behind the image is Whistler’s continued drive to experiment with technique throughout his life. He would spend a long time working and re-working this painting as he moved to a slower and more conscientious way of working.'
Tours have been on hold for the past few months but are starting up again this week. You can book in for them on our website glasgow.ac.uk/hunterian. #TeamUofG #MeetTheMuSE

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