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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#DidYouKnow these are the most borrowed paintings from The Hunterian’s art collections. Red & Black:The Fan by James McN...
19/06/2020

#DidYouKnow these are the most borrowed paintings from The Hunterian’s art collections. Red & Black:The Fan by James McNeill Whistler (GLAHA:43512) Lady Taking Tea by Jean Simeon Chardin (GLAHA:43512); and William Hunter by Allan Ramsay (GLAHA:44026). You can learn more about each painting by entering the item number on our collections search at https://bit.ly/37EDWDD #FridayFact #arttour

Our latest online Insight Talk is available now! Mungo Campbell, Deputy Director of The Hunterian at the University of G...
18/06/2020

Our latest online Insight Talk is available now! Mungo Campbell, Deputy Director of The Hunterian at the University of Glasgow, talks about an important bequest - the portrait of Dr Richard Brocklesby by John Singleton Copley. #MuseumFromHome #QuaranTeamUofG Watch now! gla.ac.uk/hunterian/visit/insighttalks

#HunterianTour is venturing into the stores today and for #UofGPrideAtHome we are celebrating the work Robert Colquhoun ...
18/06/2020

#HunterianTour is venturing into the stores today and for #UofGPrideAtHome we are celebrating the work Robert Colquhoun (1914 – 1962) and Robert MacBryde (1913 – 1966) Having met on their first day at Glasgow School of Art, they became lifelong partners. At their peak their art was highly desired for their Modernist and expressive styles. Colquhoun died in MacBryde’s arms. MacBryde died in an accident a few years later. While not without its ups and downs, their solid partnership saw them affectionately known as “the Two Roberts”.
Pictured: The Window, Robert MacBryde, 1930-1966, GLAHA:43938 http://ow.ly/gqeg50AaVka; Two Women, Robert Colquhoun 1930-1960, GLAHA: 17465 http://ow.ly/bK0250AaVk9

This trilobite from The Hunterian collection at the University of Glasgow is over 447 million years old. It comes from G...
17/06/2020

This trilobite from The Hunterian collection at the University of Glasgow is over 447 million years old. It comes from Girvan in South Ayrshire and was collected by pioneering geologist George Rae. The area is well known as a trilobite hunter’s paradise! #MuseumFromHome #QuaranTeamUofG

#AskAQ Meet Malcolm Chapman, our Head of Collections Management. Malcolm has worked in University and National museums f...
16/06/2020

#AskAQ Meet Malcolm Chapman, our Head of Collections Management. Malcolm has worked in University and National museums for 30 years, the last 9 of which have been at The Hunterian. Ask him how the Collections Management team look after all 1.5 million objects in our collections (especially during lockdown) and how they are used for teaching, research and exhibitions. Ask anything else.... #MeetTheStaff #OverToYou #MyHunterian #QuaranTeamUofG

Today’s #HomeLearning object is a collection of small stone balls from the Orkney Islands. Hailing from the Neolithic er...
15/06/2020

Today’s #HomeLearning object is a collection of small stone balls from the Orkney Islands. Hailing from the Neolithic era, no one is exactly sure what these balls were used for. Check out our student-designed learning resource around these objects and tell us what you think their purpose was:https://www.gla.ac.uk/media/Media_723724_smxx.pdf

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15/06/2020

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This week’s #HunterianHighlight is George Leslie Hunter's ‘House Boats at Balloch’, c.1920-31. Like his Colourist friend...
15/06/2020

This week’s #HunterianHighlight is George Leslie Hunter's ‘House Boats at Balloch’, c.1920-31. Like his Colourist friends, Hunter was an accomplished landscape painter. In 1924 he rented a houseboat at Balloch on Loch Lomond near Glasgow with a view to exploring the interrelationship of landscape and water. Over subsequent years, Hunter painted a number of pictures in which the geometry and colour of the houseboats are contrasted with the foliage, mountains and rippling water of their surroundings. 😍 #MuseumFromHome #ArtCanHelp #QuaranTeamUofG

Today we quietly tiptoe into a ‘Bedroom with man smoking, sleeping woman, and child’, a print signed by Joan Eardley (19...
14/06/2020

Today we quietly tiptoe into a ‘Bedroom with man smoking, sleeping woman, and child’, a print signed by Joan Eardley (1921-1963) and imbued with her distinctive sense of intimacy and care. The Eardley centenary will be celebrated next year with a series of small-scale exhibitions and events @SWARNetwork, including one in the Hunterian Art Gallery at the University of Glasgow
Image © Eardley Estate #ArtAtHome #SeeingBeautyintheOrdinary #JoanEardley #Eardley100

Today is #WorldGinDay so here is James McNeill Whistler's 'Little Juniper Bud - Lizzie Willis' from The Hunterian collec...
13/06/2020

Today is #WorldGinDay so here is James McNeill Whistler's 'Little Juniper Bud - Lizzie Willis' from The Hunterian collection at the University of Glasgow. Lizzie was the daughter of Whistler's housekeeper and the title refers to her family's fondness for gin, in which juniper berries are an essential flavouring. The family was in fact fired by Whistler after becoming spectacularly drunk on gin while celebrating Queen Victoria's Jubilee in July 1897. Please enjoy yours responsibly! 😊 #MuseumFromHome #ArtCanHelp

Our travels through art take us to Germany this week via Joseph Mallord William Turner’s ‘Bacharach and Burg Stahleck’. ...
13/06/2020

Our travels through art take us to Germany this week via Joseph Mallord William Turner’s ‘Bacharach and Burg Stahleck’. This watercolour from the artist’s Rhine journey of 1817 shows the road entering the town of Bacharach through the gate known as the Zehnttor. Behind is the ruined Gothic Wernerkapelle and higher up, in the distance, the Burg Stahleck. #MuseumFromHome #ArtCanHelp #QuaranTeamUofG

12/06/2020

*WATCH NOW* - short film which tells the story of the Mackintosh House, the Glasgow home of Scottish architect, artist and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) and artist Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh (1864-1933). The House is part of the Hunterian Art Gallery at the University of Glasgow. It is a meticulous reassemblage of the principal interiors from 78 Southpark Avenue (originally 6 Florentine Terrace), where the Mackintoshes lived from 1906 to 1914.
Watch the film on our YouTube channel - http://ow.ly/dzJ450A4S9F

Our latest online Insight Talk is available now! This time Hunterian Director Steph Scholten takes us on a tour of the H...
10/06/2020

Our latest online Insight Talk is available now! This time Hunterian Director Steph Scholten takes us on a tour of the Hunterian Art Gallery at the University of Glasgow and highlights some of our important acquisitions. Watch now! 📹🍿 gla.ac.uk/hunterian/visit/insighttalks #MuseumFromHome #QuaranTeamUofG

This 18th century Rhetenor blue morpho butterfly from Suriname in South America is one of four from William Hunter’s col...
10/06/2020

This 18th century Rhetenor blue morpho butterfly from Suriname in South America is one of four from William Hunter’s collection. After a hazardous journey to Britain (wings, legs and antennae are particularly vulnerable in transit) this specimen was repaired and given a new artificial body. The left wing bears a very clear thumb print, most likely left by the person who set or repaired it. 🦋 #MuseumFromHome #QuaranTeamUofG

#AskAQuestion Today we’d like to introduce you to Ruth Leach, our Exhibition Manager. Ruth has worked in exhibition role...
09/06/2020

#AskAQuestion Today we’d like to introduce you to Ruth Leach, our Exhibition Manager. Ruth has worked in exhibition roles for over 10 years, across National, Local Authority and now University museums. A historian by background, Ruth joined us in September 2019, and it’s safe to say that her first year has thrown up the odd surprise (global pandemic anyone?). You can ask Ruth about anything, but how about our exhibition programme, what’s involved in planning and delivering exhibitions, how we decide what exhibitions to do, and how we’ve had to change our plans due to CV19. Ruth is particularly interested in sustainability and reducing the environmental impact of temporary exhibitions. #MeetTheStaff #OverToYou #QuananTeamUofG

Today’s #HunterianHighlight is our ‘Cleopatra coin’, one of the world’s best surviving examples. The bronze 80 drachmae ...
08/06/2020

Today’s #HunterianHighlight is our ‘Cleopatra coin’, one of the world’s best surviving examples. The bronze 80 drachmae coin features the profile of Cleopatra VII and is internationally famous because of this rare realistic portrait of the Egyptian queen. Famed for her intelligence, charisma and political skills, Cleopatra was the last ruler of the Ptolemaic dynasty, ruling Egypt from 51 BC - 30 BC. #MuseumFromHome #QuaranTeamUofG

07/06/2020

#ComingSoon A new film about the Mackintosh House, part of the Hunterian Art Gallery at the University of Glasgow. Home to artists Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret Macdonald. Here's a wee taste of what's to come! #happybirthdaymrmackintosh #artathome #glasgowmackintosh
Marissa Keating/Filmmaker, Karine Polwart/Narrator, Kotryna Ula/Camera, Ela Orleans/Music score

For Duncan Shanks, drawing constitutes both a working method and a need. He draws anything that catches his eye, and his...
07/06/2020

For Duncan Shanks, drawing constitutes both a working method and a need. He draws anything that catches his eye, and his sketchbooks have become a vital tool with which to connect with the world or relieve boredom during periods of isolation. This beautiful drawing shows his wife Una reading at the kitchen table. The Hunterian is grateful to Shanks for his gift of 106 sketchbooks, totalling 6500 drawings, that span over 55 years. Such rich resources help support our research, teaching and public engagement activities. #ArtAtHome #SeeingBeautyintheOrdinary #DuncanShanks #Sketch #QuaranTeamUofG

Our travels through art take us to Chile this week via James McNeill Whistler’s ‘The Morning after the Revolution: Valpa...
06/06/2020

Our travels through art take us to Chile this week via James McNeill Whistler’s ‘The Morning after the Revolution: Valparaiso’. Whistler spent six months in Chile in 1866 at the time of a brief confrontation between Chile and Spain. This painting and its related Valparaiso views are the first in which he incorporated oriental principles of composition: high horizon, flattened space and asymmetry. The generalised handling of the landscape and the use of thin paint anticipate his first nocturnes. #MuseumFromHome #ArtCanHelp #QuaranTeamUofG

#DidYouKnow The Hunterian is the only public collection that holds a work by accomplished 18th C landscape painter Charl...
05/06/2020

#DidYouKnow The Hunterian is the only public collection that holds a work by accomplished 18th C landscape painter Charles Steuart? ‘Waterfall’ will feature in Old Ways New Roads, a new exhibition opening in the Hunterian Art Gallery in 2021. The exhibition, and accompanying publication, will throw new light on Steuart, who is largely unknown outside of Scotland, and his contribution to the development of a British school of landscape. #FridayFact

In 1888, the collections of the Andersonian Museum were transferred to The Hunterian at the University of Glasgow. The H...
03/06/2020

In 1888, the collections of the Andersonian Museum were transferred to The Hunterian at the University of Glasgow. The Hunterian gained many fine additions including a selection of Buddha figures which were collected by John Anderson, founder of the Andersonian. They are all from Burma, now Myanmar, in South East Asia. #MuseumFromHome #QuaranTeamUofG

#AskAQuestion This week for our #MeetTheStaff feature, we’d like to introduce Anne Dulau Beveridge, Curator of British a...
02/06/2020

#AskAQuestion This week for our #MeetTheStaff feature, we’d like to introduce Anne Dulau Beveridge, Curator of British and French Art. Anne has been working at The Hunterian for over 20 years and is particularly interested in 18th and late 19th century art. She’s around today and happy to answer your questions - about our collections, her role in The Hunterian.... #nowsyourchance #overtoyou #museumsfromhome #QuaranTeamUofG

Today’s #CloseUpQuiz mystery object is a glass prism - a tool used for understanding the visible light spectrum and a fu...
01/06/2020

Today’s #CloseUpQuiz mystery object is a glass prism - a tool used for understanding the visible light spectrum and a fun way to recreate rainbows without having to wait for the rain. 🌈 When white light enters one face of the glass prism, refraction occurs. This means that the glass allows us to see the rainbow coloured wavelengths that make up the bright white light we usually see. Have a prism at home? Show us your rainbows! Don’t have a prism? Draw the colours you would like to see! Tag us in your creations @HunterianGlasgow #HomeLearning #MuseumFromHome #ArtAtHome

👀 How many triangles can you see in today’s mystery object? Let us know how many and your guess for today’s #CloseUpQuiz...
01/06/2020

👀 How many triangles can you see in today’s mystery object? Let us know how many and your guess for today’s #CloseUpQuiz object! Answer at 4.00pm. #HomeLearning #MuseumFromHome

Today’s #HunterianHighlight is 'The Ten Virgins’ casket created by Phoebe A. Traquair c.1906. Traquair was a leading fig...
01/06/2020

Today’s #HunterianHighlight is 'The Ten Virgins’ casket created by Phoebe A. Traquair c.1906. Traquair was a leading figure of the Edinburgh Arts and Crafts movement whose work showed technical innovation and stylistic independence. Her varied output included illuminated manuscripts, illustrations, murals, textiles, metal and enamel work. This impressive wood-lined silver-gilt casket is set with twelve enamelled copper plaques and semi-precious stones. #MuseumFromHome #ArtCanHelp #QuaranTeamUofG

Lockdown uncertainties have brought broken sleep patterns to many of us. James Gillray (1756-1815) used satire and humou...
31/05/2020

Lockdown uncertainties have brought broken sleep patterns to many of us. James Gillray (1756-1815) used satire and humour as survival mechanisms and to call authority to account. In ‘The Sleep Walker’ (1795) he portrayed the Prime Minister, William Pitt, as a sleep-walker, in his nightshirt, with a flickering candle and staring eyes, blind to the political perils his next step will lead him to. #ArtAtHome #MuseumsFromHome

Our travels through art take us back to France this week through John Duncan Fergusson’s ‘Alpes Maritimes’ of c.1913. Fe...
30/05/2020

Our travels through art take us back to France this week through John Duncan Fergusson’s ‘Alpes Maritimes’ of c.1913. Fergusson had settled near Antibes on the French Riviera and his studio looked out to the mountain range. The light and landscape of this new area inspired him to return to his earlier techniques of thick impasto and creamy textured paint. 😍 #MuseumFromHome #ArtCanHelp #QuaranTeamUofG

#DidYouKnow that The Hunterian at the University of Glasgow is the only place you can see 18 of the ‘distance slabs’ fro...
29/05/2020

#DidYouKnow that The Hunterian at the University of Glasgow is the only place you can see 18 of the ‘distance slabs’ from the Antonine Wall on display together, alongside other fascinating material from the Roman occupation of Scotland. The Antonine Wall stretched some 60 km from the Firth of Forth to the River Clyde and was the most northerly border in the Roman Empire. Designed to record lengths or ‘distances’ of the wall completed by each legion, the distance slabs celebrated the Roman military victories that preceded the construction of the Antonine Wall. Placed on the south side of the wall and facing the empire, the sculpted scenes served as powerful political propaganda. 18 slabs survive and all but two are in The Hunterian’s collections. #FridayFact

This copper alloy bucket from The Hunterian collection at the University of Glasgow might not look like much but is actu...
27/05/2020

This copper alloy bucket from The Hunterian collection at the University of Glasgow might not look like much but is actually a rare example of an intact metal vessel of the Late Bronze Age. It would have been used at feasts and may have contained ale, mead or wine. Hosting lavish feasts and giving vast quantities of alcoholic drink to followers was an important part of the political career of a prehistoric leader in western Europe during this period. Cheers! #MuseumFromHome #QuaranTeamUofG

We’d like you to #MeetTheStaff and give you the chance to ask some questions. First up is our lovely Director, Steph Sch...
26/05/2020

We’d like you to #MeetTheStaff and give you the chance to ask some questions. First up is our lovely Director, Steph Scholten, an experienced museum director and academic with over 25 years experience in the cultural sector. An art historian by background, Steph joined us in 2017 and was previously Director of Heritage Collections at the University of Amsterdam. You can ask him ‘almost’ anything - about our collections, his views on any museum and gallery topic (he always has a view), about how museums are evolving (especially in response to the current pandemic), about working from home, about his own role in The Hunterian... whatever you like! #nowsyourchance #overtoyou #museumsfromhome #QuaranTeamUofG

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