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

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)

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

Discovering the magic of Mount Stuart

A partnership between the University Archives, Mount Stuart and the Centre for Scotland’s Land Futures led to an amazing experience for three Humanities undergraduates. Here they describe their fantastic two week internship at Mount Stuart working with the archives and other collections. Connie Mills The email offering me the opportunity to apply for an archival…Continue Reading Discovering the magic of Mount Stuart

12 Hour Sit-in Revel: Cooper Gallery at Dundee Botanic Garden

A report in images by Curatorial Assistant Peter Amoore. On 25 June Cooper Gallery held a gathering at University of Dundee’s Botanic Garden around the intention of re-imagining what art education could be, questioning who it currently serves and how ways of learning together could be opened up to more equitable possibilities for knowledge production…Continue Reading 12 Hour Sit-in Revel: Cooper Gallery at Dundee Botanic Garden

Big Back Garden – Memories of Dundee’s Baxter Park showcased in exhibition

Bandstand performances, talent competitions and firework displays are just some of the fond memories of Baxter Park that will feature in a Big Back Garden exhibition. The exhibition, which is part of the Big Back Garden project led by the University Archives, celebrates Dundee’s iconic Baxter Park by looking at what people remember about the…Continue Reading Big Back Garden – Memories of Dundee’s Baxter Park showcased in exhibition

On Yer Bike – the Public Art Dundee Cycle Trail

Find out about this new initiative from Matthew Jarron, Museum Curator. The Public Art Dundee project began in 2018 with the aim of identifying, researching, recording and promoting the amazing wealth of public art across the city. Dundee has a long history of creating and commissioning public art and was particularly pioneering in its approach…Continue Reading On Yer Bike – the Public Art Dundee Cycle Trail