From limbs to linocut

'Memento Mori' cat skull etching

In this blog Dr Caroline Erolin explains her recent passion with lino printing and etching. Caroline works across the schools of Science & Engineering and Art & Design, and runs the MSc in Medical Art. Her research activities are focussed on digital 3D modelling and scanning of anatomy, and new technologies such as virtual and…Continue Reading From limbs to linocut

3D Scanning a Two-toed Sloth

Written by EunJung Park (Msc Medical Art DJCAD Graduate) and edited by Amy Crawford (MGS Funded Museum Engagement Officer) The museum collections at the University of Dundee cares for and displays a large collection of animal specimens. The dental collections are especially full of interesting animal skulls and teeth. I have been working on helping…Continue Reading 3D Scanning a Two-toed Sloth

Dundee in 1776

Join the University Archives as Kenneth Baxter takes us on a tour of Dundee in 1776. Using Crawford’s plan of Dundee Kenneth explains how Dundee has changed over time. There are several familiar parts of the map including the Nethergate and Overgate (albeit they look very different today) There are also many buildings which have…Continue Reading Dundee in 1776

Breaking the Chains

Cover of leaflet

Breaking the Chains is a collaboration between the University of Dundee Museums and the city libraries in Leisure & Culture Dundee, with funding and additional support from Dundee City Council. It is also one of the outputs of the on-going Woven Together project, a wider community-based project to research and promote the history of people…Continue Reading Breaking the Chains

Lives through the lens

People partying on a beach

The Low collection was recently gifted to the University Archive by photo-journalist Alex Low. This is the third blog exploring this fascinating collection which comprises records of not just the Low family, but also of eight other families connected to the Lows through marriage. We received the collection, partly because the Lows and the Halleys…Continue Reading Lives through the lens

Through the Lens (Part One)

1/2 Parts, written by Amy Crawford (MGS Funded Museum Engagement Officer and Pete McConville, Museum Volunteer) When Pete and I first met we discovered a mutual love of photography. I suggested that he use our University of Dundee Museum collections to practise his digital photography skills. We have a large collection which is currently being…Continue Reading Through the Lens (Part One)

Gamifying Research with the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research 

Close up of snakes and ladders game

The late great Nichelle Nichols once said “Science is not a boy’s game, it’s not a girl’s game. It’s everyone’s game. It’s about where we are and where we’re going.”    Here at the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research, we love games and science. We believe it gives people a chance to chat, to share their…Continue Reading Gamifying Research with the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research 

Chimera: exhibition of new and existing works by Nashashibi/Skaer

Cooper Gallery is delighted to present Chimera, an exhibition bringing together new and existing works by Nashashibi/Skaer – the joint practice of Turner Prize nominated artists Rosalind Nashashibi and Lucy Skaer. From the ancient Greek for a female goat, ‘chimera’ today refers to a beast or an idea composed of incongruous parts, an illusion or fabrication of the mind….Continue Reading Chimera: exhibition of new and existing works by Nashashibi/Skaer

Then and now – changing Dundee: Camperdown Works

Engraving of Dundee

Camperdown Works in Lochee, Dundee was undoubtedly the city’s most famous industrial complex, and its iconic chimney “Cox’s Stack” remains one of Dundee’s most recognisable landmarks. Owned by the Cox Brother, who were already established in the linen trade in Lochee, the works began with the construction of a Power Loom Factory in 1849. Thereafter…Continue Reading Then and now – changing Dundee: Camperdown Works