Joan Eardely: New Perspectives

Students from DJCAD will reinterpret the work of Joan Eardely, an artist famous for her representations of everyday Scotland in the 20th Century, to celebrate the centenary of her birth.  The free, online symposium will also include contributions from DJCAD staff, keynote speakers as well as special guests and will take place on the 2nd…Continue Reading Joan Eardely: New Perspectives

Tayside’s Treasures

The recording of UoD Museum’s Tayside’s Treasures event hosted by Matthew Jarron is now available on YouTube. This event took place on the 12th of May 2021 and it featured a series of short presentations from curators and collections staff from 16 different museums across the region. From prehistoric textiles to a 1967 electric car,…Continue Reading Tayside’s Treasures

Graduate Showcase 2021

Save the date alert! Hundreds of Art, Design and Architecture students will showcase their creativity in this year’s Graduate Showcase which will take place between the 11th and 21st of June. The online live launch will be held in the absence of the annual Degree show and will start on Friday the 11th of June…Continue Reading Graduate Showcase 2021

OpSoc singing “Sunshine on Leith” in support of Feeling Strong

Last weekend OpSoc performed their charity concert in support of Feeling Strong Dundee. Feeling Strong is a local charity with a mission to inspire and empower young people in Dundee living with mental health or wellbeing challenges to reach to their full potential. Here are a few screenshots from their wonderful performance: So far, they…Continue Reading OpSoc singing “Sunshine on Leith” in support of Feeling Strong

The Nature of Empire – Decolonising the D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum

Wed 26 May 6pm – 7.15pm Like many natural history museums, D’Arcy Thompson’s zoology collection was largely acquired during the colonial era of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Many of the museum’s specimens come from colonies and dominions of the British Empire as well as the colonies of other European countries. Often, these…Continue Reading The Nature of Empire – Decolonising the D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum

Plant Power

Explore the new exciting trail at the Dundee Botanic Gardens to discover the wonderful world of plants and those who uncover their secrets to help protect people and the planet. This event just started on the 15th of May and will be taking place until the 23rd of May. A ticket provides free access during…Continue Reading Plant Power

Green Health Week

As it is Green Health Week across Dundee, a series of activities and walks are being promoted by the Dundee Botanic Gardens. You can even pick up a seeding sunflower to grow this summer on your visit. Follow this link for more information about how to get involved:…Continue Reading Green Health Week

Peter Carmichael: engineer, inventor & philanthropist

Peter Carmichael (1809-1891) is one of Dundee’s quiet heroes. Largely unknown today, his impact on the textile industry and local community was impressive.  Credited with several inventions which enhanced productivity, Carmichael began his career as an engineering apprentice, rising to be manager, then senior partner, of Baxter Brothers by the 1870s. Carmichael’s success was marked by his purchase of the Arthurstone Estate in Perthshire which he renovated and improved.   Carmichael’s contribution to the textile industry and consequent prosperity of Dundee is little known,…Continue Reading Peter Carmichael: engineer, inventor & philanthropist