The Botanic Garden: #WelcomeWeek

Don’t forget to visit our wonderful Botanic Garden. Here are a few of their recent and current activities to entice you! BeFriends  (and #How It Felt) Since 1981, through volunteers, BeFriends has offered befriending support to children and young people local to Dundee, developing their life skills and improving their well-being. How It Felt has…Continue Reading The Botanic Garden: #WelcomeWeek

Then and now – changing Dundee: the Dalhousie Building #WelcomeWeek

As we welcome new students to the University and current staff and students return to campus Archive Services have delved into the history of the area around the Dalhousie Building. Read on to find out how it has changed. The Dalhousie Building is one of the University’s newer buildings, opened in July 2007 by Her…Continue Reading Then and now – changing Dundee: the Dalhousie Building #WelcomeWeek

The Ignorant Art School: Cooper Gallery #WelcomeWeek

The Ignorant Art School: Five Sit-ins towards Creative Emancipation Sit-in #1: Ruth Ewan We Could Have Been Anything That We Wanted to Be and It’s Not Too Late to Change Sit-in Curriculum #1: Autumn Term: 3 September – 23 October 2021 (in-person and online) Exhibition: 3 September – 23 October 2021 Afternoon Preview: 2 September, 3–7pmBook free…Continue Reading The Ignorant Art School: Cooper Gallery #WelcomeWeek

Pressed for (all) time

Amy Crawford, MGS Funded Museum Engagement Officer   The herbarium is an often-overlooked part of our museum collections. Housing over 13,000 specimens from Angus to Darjeeling, the room is rather magical. Behind every small door is a collated stack of pressed plant specimens. The herbarium (Latin – hortus siccus – dry garden) is often mistaken…Continue Reading Pressed for (all) time