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Historical Campus Tour for Welcome Week

University College Dundee postcard

A big welcome to all our Freshers! Normally during Welcome Week, museum curator Matthew Jarron leads a historical walking tour of the city campus for students, introducing some of the older buildings and exploring some of the University’s history. Covid restrictions have prevented that this year, so instead Matthew has recorded a video version ot…

The History of Dundee’s Hospitals (Video)

While the University’s museums and galleries are temporarily closed due to the coronavirus emergency, we’re sharing more of our collections online. This is the latest in a series of films in which museum curator Matthew Jarron tells the stories behind some of our most interesting objects and artworks. In this video we look at the…

Video: Extinct Huia Birds in the D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum

While the University’s museums and galleries are temporarily closed due to the coronavirus emergency, we’re sharing more of our collections online. This is the latest in a series of films in which museum curator Matthew Jarron tells the stories behind some of our most interesting objects and artworks. In this video we look at a…

RDMH – Something So Small by Collette Cowie

Collette Cowie’s ink & watercolour on paper was also inspired by the collection of specimens in the University Museums. The sea creatures reminded Collette of writer Mark Doty’s work and she credits both as influencing her colourful exhibition piece. Something So Small by Collette Cowie Ink and watercolour on paper “My piece is inspired by…

Growing and Forming D’Arcy Thompson’s Zoology Museum

While the University’s museums and galleries are temporarily closed due to the coronavirus emergency, we’re sharing more of our collections online. This is the latest in a series of films in which museum curator Matthew Jarron tells the stories behind some of our most interesting objects and artworks. In this video we look at the…

Public Art Tour of Dundee City Centre – Part 4 (Video)

Although the lockdown is now easing, the need for social distancing means that face-to-face guided tours are still not possible, so museum curator Matthew Jarron is continuing his virtual public art and design tours using Google Streetview and photos from Public Art Dundee volunteers. This tour is the fourth and final one in the city…

Dundee’s Pioneers of Medicine (Video)

While the University’s museums and galleries are temporarily closed due to the coronavirus emergency, we’re sharing more of our collections online. This is the latest in a series of films in which museum curator Matthew Jarron tells the stories behind some of our most interesting objects and artworks. In this video we look at eleven…

The Art Collection of Dr James Nicoll

While the University’s museums and galleries are temporarily closed due to the coronavirus emergency, we’re sharing more of our collections online. This is the latest in a series of films in which museum curator Matthew Jarron tells the stories behind some of our most interesting objects and artworks. In this video we look at Dr…

Dundee Royal Infirmary – a short history in 20 objects

While the University’s museums and galleries are temporarily closed due to the coronavirus emergency, we’re sharing more of our collections online. This is the latest in a series of films in which museum curator Matthew Jarron tells the stories behind some of our most interesting objects and artworks. In this video we look at the…