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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NOW OPEN Hunterian Museum, @uofglasgow Stories of scientific discovery FREE More at Glasgow.ac.uk/Hunterian #exploration...
20/12/2019

NOW OPEN Hunterian Museum, @uofglasgow Stories of scientific discovery FREE More at Glasgow.ac.uk/Hunterian #exploration #exhibition

**New Exhibition opens tomorrow, 20 December ** Throughout its history, University of Glasgow staff, students and their ...
19/12/2019

**New Exhibition opens tomorrow, 20 December ** Throughout its history, University of Glasgow staff, students and their partners have explored the world around them, looking in unfamiliar places or in new ways to better understand the world. The success of such ventures often relied on local knowledge and skills. Their investigations, observations and collections have revealed a wealth of life forms, natural processes and phenomena new to western science. They have also inspired subsequent generations of scientists and engaged the wider public with the natural world. Glasgow.ac.uk/hunterian

Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery
18/12/2019

Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

This beautiful etching by Robert Sargent Austin (1895-1973) is a portrait of the artist’s granddaughter. Austin was a no...
18/12/2019

This beautiful etching by Robert Sargent Austin (1895-1973) is a portrait of the artist’s granddaughter. Austin was a noted artist, illustrator, engraver and currency designer and is widely considered to be one of Britain's leading printmakers. For our Christmas opening times, see Glasgow.ac.uk/hunterian

Following an extremely varied line up of talks this year from students and staff at the University and beyond, it's time...
17/12/2019

Following an extremely varied line up of talks this year from students and staff at the University and beyond, it's time to join us for the final Insight Talk of 2019:

Bogles and Jamaica
17 December 2019
1.00pm
Sir Geoff Palmer Professor Emeritus Heriot-Watt University
University Memorial Chapel
All welcome, free entry

Part of the exhibition Call and Response: University of Glasgow and Slavery

Exhibition Website: https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/slavery/callandresponse/

On this day in 1907, William Thomson, Lord Kelvin died. Along with such luminaries as Darwin and Lister, Lord Kelvin was...
17/12/2019
University of Glasgow - The Hunterian - Collections - Permanent Displays - Lord Kelvin

On this day in 1907, William Thomson, Lord Kelvin died. Along with such luminaries as Darwin and Lister, Lord Kelvin was a giant in the world of science. The Hunterian has a permanent display dedicated to his life and work in the Hunterian Museum. Admission is free.
https://www.gla.ac.uk/hunterian/collections/permanentdisplays/lordkelvin/

This permanent display is based around the life and work of William Thomson, or Lord Kelvin, Glasgow's greatest scientist. ‘Lord Kelvin: Revolutionary Scientist’ uses The Hunterian's world-famous collection of historical items and original scientific instruments to bring alive the story of a u.....

We’re getting into the Christmas spirit!This hand painted watercolour is the title page for ‘The Christmas story’, an il...
11/12/2019

We’re getting into the Christmas spirit!This hand painted watercolour is the title page for ‘The Christmas story’, an illuminated manuscript produced by Margaret and Frances Macdonald in c.1895 - 96. In this design, the tree is both a stylised Christmas tree and a symbol for the Tree of Life. #christmas #margaretmacdonaldmackintosh #francesmacdonald #itsbeginningtolookalotlikechristmas

Hunterian Insight Talk *Double Bill*Join us from 1.00pm in the Hunterian Museum today to hear about our coin exhibition ...
10/12/2019
University of Glasgow - The Hunterian - Visit - Insight Talks

Hunterian Insight Talk *Double Bill*

Join us from 1.00pm in the Hunterian Museum today to hear about our coin exhibition 'Anarchy? Coinage of King Stephen's Reign', from PhD candidate Ross Kennedy, and from visiting speaker Dr Kate Arnold-Foster, Director, University Museums and Special Collection Services at the University of Reading.

'Anarchists': The Coins of Barons of Stephen's Reign
10 December 2019
1.00pm
Ross Kennedy, History, University of Glasgow
Hunterian Museum

Decolonising the Museum of English Rural Life: what does practise look like and is it relevant to our mission?
10 December 2019
1.30pm
Dr. Kate Arnold-Foster, Director, University Museums and Special Collections Services, University of Reading
Hunterian Museum

Free entry, all welcome.

Further Talk Information: https://www.gla.ac.uk/hunterian/visit/insighttalks/

‌Join us for our popular series of lunchtime talks, given by experts from The Hunterian and the University of Glasgow. These talks offer insight into The Hunterian's world class collections and current research at the University of Glasgow. The talks last approximately 10 minutes and take place...

On this day in 1779, the French painter Jean-Siméon Chardin died. Chardin is considered a master of still life but is al...
06/12/2019

On this day in 1779, the French painter Jean-Siméon Chardin died. Chardin is considered a master of still life but is also renowned for his genre paintings. This lovely pair, 'The Cellar Boy' and 'The Scullery Maid', are on display in the Hunterian Art Gallery and come from our founder Dr William Hunter's original collection.

Good news! Our ‘Barkcloth: Revealing Pacific Craft’ and ‘Minerals for the 21st Century’ exhibitions have been extended u...
03/12/2019

Good news! Our ‘Barkcloth: Revealing Pacific Craft’ and ‘Minerals for the 21st Century’ exhibitions have been extended until 8 December. 🥳 If you haven’t seen them yet, catch them while you can! Hunterian Museum. Admission free.

03/12/2019
University of Glasgow - The Hunterian - Visit - Insight Talks

Please note there is no Insight Talk taking place today, however they will return next week (10/12).

Talk Listings: https://www.gla.ac.uk/hunterian/visit/insighttalks/

‌Join us for our popular series of lunchtime talks, given by experts from The Hunterian and the University of Glasgow. These talks offer insight into The Hunterian's world class collections and current research at the University of Glasgow. The talks last approximately 10 minutes and take place...

As it is now officially December, we can a) legitimately use lovely images of @UofG in the snow and b) announce our open...
02/12/2019
University of Glasgow - The Hunterian - Visit - Notices

As it is now officially December, we can a) legitimately use lovely images of @UofG in the snow and b) announce our opening hours for the holiday period! 🎄🎅 The Hunterian Museum, Hunterian Art Gallery and the Mackintosh House will be OPEN between Christmas and New Year. Visit our website to find out more: https://www.gla.ac.uk/hunterian/visit/notices/#d.en.697714

The Hunterian Museum, Hunterian Art Gallery and the Mackintosh House will close at 4.00pm on Sunday 22 December 2019, re-opening at 10.00am on Friday 27 December 2019. They will then close at 4.00pm on Sunday 29 December 2019, re-opening at 10.00am on Friday 3 January 2020.

Happy St Andrew's Day! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿Pictured: 'Affric', David Young Cameron#StAndrewsDay
30/11/2019

Happy St Andrew's Day! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Pictured: 'Affric', David Young Cameron

#StAndrewsDay

Tonight’s the night! 29 Nov, 7pm to 10pm. Celebrate both St. Andrew’s Day and Remembrance Day for Lost Species in one fa...
29/11/2019

Tonight’s the night! 29 Nov, 7pm to 10pm. Celebrate both St. Andrew’s Day and Remembrance Day for Lost Species in one fabulous evening! Join us for this unique family-friendly event featuring live music, poetry and theatre, and discover the lost and endangered species of Scotland. FREE but please book. More at glasgow.ac.uk/hunterian #standrewsday #wearescotland #climatechange #uogresearch

Night at the Museum this Friday 29 November (7pm to 10pm). A fun evening with a serious message. More at Glasgow.ac.uk/H...
26/11/2019
University of Glasgow - The Hunterian

Night at the Museum this Friday 29 November (7pm to 10pm). A fun evening with a serious message. More at Glasgow.ac.uk/Hunterian. Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow FREE but booking required #standrewsday #WeAreScotland #climatechange #uogresearch

Join us on 29 November for this unique family-friendly evening featuring live music, poetry readings and theatre performances! Book your tickets now!

26/11/2019

Please note there will be no Insight Talk today or next week (3/12). The next scheduled talk will take place 10/12. Thanks for your understanding.

THIS FRIDAY, 29 November, our latest Night at the Musuem. Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow Don’t miss it! FREE bu...
24/11/2019

THIS FRIDAY, 29 November, our latest Night at the Musuem. Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow Don’t miss it! FREE but book now! Glasgow.ac.uk/hunterian #lostspecies #scotlandswinterfestivals #climatechange

Today's Hunterian Insight Talk:Moving the Collection19 November 20191.00pmAdam Hotson, Collections Management, The Hunte...
19/11/2019

Today's Hunterian Insight Talk:

Moving the Collection
19 November 2019
1.00pm
Adam Hotson, Collections Management, The Hunterian
Kelvin Hall Avenue

Free entry, all welcome.

Please meet at the Kelvin Hall reception.

All talks: https://www.gla.ac.uk/hunterian/visit/insighttalks/

Tickets are on sale now for our next Night at the Museum! Join us on 29 November for Lost Species Scotland, a very speci...
14/11/2019

Tickets are on sale now for our next Night at the Museum! Join us on 29 November for Lost Species Scotland, a very special event to celebrate St. Andrew’s Day and Remembrance Day for Lost Species. Discover the lost species on display at The Hunterian and how current research and historical collections can contribute to the battle against climate change. Plus live music, poetry readings, scientific and creative workstations, craft activities and a cash bar! Find out more: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/night-at-the-museum-lost-species-scotland-tickets-79317012319?aff=ebdssbeac

Today's Hunterian Insight Talk:Coins of the Anarchy of Stephen's Reign12 November 20191.00pmDr. Stephen Marritt, History...
12/11/2019

Today's Hunterian Insight Talk:

Coins of the Anarchy of Stephen's Reign
12 November 2019
1.00pm
Dr. Stephen Marritt, History, University of Glasgow
Hunterian Museum

Free entry, all welcome

Exhibition Website: https://www.gla.ac.uk/hunterian/visit/exhibitions/changingdisplays/anarchy

Pictured: David I, penny, c.1150, silver, Roxburgh, GLAHM:14513, Cuthbert

@KelvinHallGlasgow celebrates its third birthday this Saturday! Come along to our ‘Go Green’ family day for a fun–filled...
06/11/2019
Events

@KelvinHallGlasgow celebrates its third birthday this Saturday! Come along to our ‘Go Green’ family day for a fun–filled celebration including eco-friendly craft activities, sporty games, a pedal-powered cinema and much more! The Hunterian Rock Doctor will also be on call so bring along your interesting rocks! 12.00pm - 4.00pm. Admission free. https://bit.ly/2WMqeJe

Join us at Kelvin Hall on Saturday 9th November from 12-4pm to celebrate our third birthday with our annual Family Day celebration.

We’re getting in the mood for Bonfire Night with some 'Fireworks' from The Hunterian collection. ‘Fireworks, Cremorne Ga...
05/11/2019

We’re getting in the mood for Bonfire Night with some 'Fireworks' from The Hunterian collection. ‘Fireworks, Cremorne Gardens’ was painted c. 1862 by Walter Greaves, a pupil of James McNeill Whistler. Cremorne was one of the most lively of the London pleasure gardens but closed in 1877 after protests from neighbouring residents.

Today's Hunterian Insight TalkBarkcloth: Revealing Pacific Craft5 November 20191.00pmDr. Andy Mills, Curator of Archaeol...
05/11/2019

Today's Hunterian Insight Talk

Barkcloth: Revealing Pacific Craft
5 November 2019
1.00pm
Dr. Andy Mills, Curator of Archaeology and World Cultures
Hunterian Museum

Free entry, all welcome

All talks: https://www.gla.ac.uk/hunterian/visit/insighttalks/

04/11/2019
Remembrance Day for Lost Species, November 30th

Remembrance Day for Lost Species, November 30th

Remembrance Day for Lost Species, November 30th, is a chance each year to explore the stories of extinct and critically endangered species, cultures, ways of life and ecological communities.

Some of the issues to be covered in tonight’s event.
31/10/2019
Glasgow Live

Some of the issues to be covered in tonight’s event.

Director Steph Scholten discusses the ugly truth behind the museum's prized collections and the university's links with the slave trade.

"Museums are not neutral. They are conceived as a place of fact, where truth is told – but the question is, 'Whose truth is that?'

"The people who write history are the people who won. The conquerors. The victors. If you look at the British Empire, it’s quite obvious who was dominant there and who wasn’t."

Today's Hunterian Insight Talk:Visual Representations of Monsters in Early Modern Prints29 October 20191.00pmAdam Flynn,...
29/10/2019

Today's Hunterian Insight Talk:

Visual Representations of Monsters in Early Modern Prints
29 October 2019
1.00pm
Adam Flynn, History of Art, University of Glasgow
Hunterian Museum

Free, all welcome

All talks: https://www.gla.ac.uk/hunterian/visit/insighttalks/

Pictured: Sea Monster with a conch shell, Goltzius, 1570-1615

If you're visiting The Bowes Museum anytime soon, pop in and say hello to our lovely 'St Catherine' by Guido Reni. She's...
25/10/2019

If you're visiting The Bowes Museum anytime soon, pop in and say hello to our lovely 'St Catherine' by Guido Reni. She's on loan to 'The Power and The Virtue: Guido Reni's Death of Lucretia' exhibition which opens tomorrow. Find out more at: https://bit.ly/344IPTz

Artmag UK
22/10/2019
Artmag UK

Artmag UK

A uniquely interesting display at Glasgow's Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, until 12th January - 'A Gift to Glasgow from New York: The Phillip A. Bruno Collection'

Today's Hunterian Insight Talk:Perfume and Light: Ancient Lamps and Jugs from Cyprus22 October 20191.00pmDr. Michael Giv...
21/10/2019

Today's Hunterian Insight Talk:

Perfume and Light: Ancient Lamps and Jugs from Cyprus
22 October 2019
1.00pm
Dr. Michael Given, Senior Lecturer, Archaeology, University of Glasgow
Hunterian Museum

Free, all welcome

All talks: https://www.gla.ac.uk/hunterian/visit/insighttalks/

Today's Hunterian Insight Talk:Empress and Queen: Gender Representations and the Coins of the Anarchy of Stephen's Reign...
15/10/2019
University of Glasgow - The Hunterian - Visit - Exhibitions - Changing Displays - Anarchy

Today's Hunterian Insight Talk:

Empress and Queen: Gender Representations and the Coins of the Anarchy of Stephen's Reign
15 Oct 2019
1pm
Callum Jamieson, History, University of Glasgow
Hunterian Museum

Free entry, all welcome!

All Talks: https://www.gla.ac.uk/hunterian/visit/insighttalks/

Exhibition Website: https://www.gla.ac.uk/hunterian/visit/exhibitions/changingdisplays/anarchy

Medieval English kings fiercely preserved their monopoly of the coinage. Coins were crucial to the economy, but also important symbols of royal power. If a monarch couldn’t control the name and image that appeared on coins, what would that say about their authority, and those who usurped royal rig...

Not long now until GUGA opens at the Hunterian Art Gallery! This new exhibition considers what Gaelic identity means in ...
09/10/2019

Not long now until GUGA opens at the Hunterian Art Gallery! This new exhibition considers what Gaelic identity means in 21st century Scotland and presents objects, books and manuscripts associated with Gaelic language and culture. UofG College of Arts UofG Oilthigh Ghlaschu Find out more at https://bit.ly/35pdb4H

Today's Hunterian Insight Talk:The Hunterian Art Collection8 October 20191.00pmAnne Dulau, Curator of ArtHunterian Art G...
08/10/2019
University of Glasgow - The Hunterian - Visit - Insight Talks

Today's Hunterian Insight Talk:

The Hunterian Art Collection
8 October 2019
1.00pm
Anne Dulau, Curator of Art
Hunterian Art Gallery

Free entry, all welcome!

All talks: https://www.gla.ac.uk/hunterian/visit/insighttalks/

‌Join us for our popular series of lunchtime talks, given by experts from The Hunterian and the University of Glasgow. These talks offer insight into The Hunterian's world class collections and current research at the University of Glasgow. The talks last approximately 10 minutes and take place...

It's #ScottishMuseumsDay and #NationalPoetryDay so we're celebrating both with a poem about a Scottish object from our p...
03/10/2019

It's #ScottishMuseumsDay and #NationalPoetryDay so we're celebrating both with a poem about a Scottish object from our poetry collection; The Hunterian Museum Poems

Greenockite

Named not for the damp coastal town
but for the Lord of the land you were found on.

I nearly missed you today, so small,
swallowed within a dull basalt host:

a cadmium ochre formed millions of years ago
as ground waters washed and cooled the lava flows;

minute honeyed yellow hexagonals
sought after across the world - a rare mineral.

Through such brightness can come at a cost
it lit up the canvasses of Van Gogh

as you do today shining like little beacons at sea
the surrounding rock - a grey overcast sky.

by Jim Carruth

Pictured: Fine Greenockite crystals from the Bishopton railway cutting

Own the collection: https://www.universityofglasgowshops.com/products/the-hunterian-museum-poems?_pos=2&_sid=846c63d6f&_ss=r

Today's Hunterian Insight TalkWhat’s Left Out: Re-thinking the Abolition of Slavery1 October 20191.10pm*Dr Christine Why...
01/10/2019

Today's Hunterian Insight Talk

What’s Left Out: Re-thinking the Abolition of Slavery
1 October 2019
1.10pm*
Dr Christine Whyte, Lecturer in Global History, University of Glasgow
University Chapel

Free entry, all welcome!

*Please note the slightly later time of 1.10pm

Exhibition Information: https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/slavery/callandresponse/exhibition

Our friend Dr Andrea Gullotta, creator of the virtual exhibition 'Beauty in Hell: Culture in the Gulag', will be at Expl...
26/09/2019

Our friend Dr Andrea Gullotta, creator of the virtual exhibition 'Beauty in Hell: Culture in the Gulag', will be at Explorathon - Researchers' Night Scotland this Friday from 6pm at Riverside Museum. Pop in and see him to find out more about the online exhibition and his research about the Solovki Camp. Free – booking required: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/explorathon-extravaganza-2019-tickets-68790882381

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University Of Glasgow, University Ave
Glasgow
G12 8

By Underground : Underground station, Hillhead. By bus : First Buses, Nos. 4, 4A, from the city centre to University Avenue. By car : The University is signposted locally. Parking on campus is by permit only on weekdays. Free parking on campus at weekends. Pay and display on Kelvin Way, University Avenue and adjoining streets; disabled drivers within University grounds by arrangement.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

Telephone

01413304221

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