Journey of the Brain

Journey of the Brain: Dundee’s Neurosurgery Heroes explores the development of the human brain from before birth to death and delves into the history of Dundee’s Neurosurgery Department. This small and insightful display can be enjoyed outside the library on level 7 at the School of Medicine, based in Ninewells Hospital. Even more exciting for…Continue Reading Journey of the Brain

Dundee Women’s Festival Events

Every March, Dundee Women’s Festival takes place with events occurring across the city. This year’s theme “Today’s Women Shape Tomorrow’s World” has sparked enthusiasm with University staff and students who have organised a myriad of events. You can pick to: learn about the new creative corner of campus participate in a panel discussion on a…Continue Reading Dundee Women’s Festival Events

Exhibition: Recent Acquisitions

Our newest exhibition in the Tower Foyer gallery spotlights some of the most recent additions to the University of Dundee Museum Collections. Focusing on art and design, it also features objects relating to science, medicine and natural history. Among the highlights are: • Artworks acquired for the collection of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art…Continue Reading Exhibition: Recent Acquisitions

Culture Day celebrates renewal

The University recently hosted its 16th annual Culture Day looking at the theme of Renewal, exploring ideas of rebirth and regeneration. This seemed particularly appropriate as it was the Culture & Arts Committee’s first event since the start of the pandemic. We had nine fantastic speakers and a very welcome live audience. Scroll down to…Continue Reading Culture Day celebrates renewal

The Marvellous Menagerie of Alex Heywood

Alex Heywood studied Animation at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, graduating in 2017. He has since attracted international attention for his unique digital artworks, featuring an extraordinary menagerie of curious yet familiar animals. Each of his illustrations creates an imaginary world teeming with quirky details. This exhibition in the Tower Building features…Continue Reading The Marvellous Menagerie of Alex Heywood

Classic Creepy Crawlies

Amy Crawford, MGS Funded Museum Engagement Officer Looking for some creepy crawlies to get you in the Halloween spirit? You’ve come to the right place. Our D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum has no shortage of strange, creepy and haunting preserved creatures. Here are a few creatures classically associated with Halloween. They get progressively creepier the further…Continue Reading Classic Creepy Crawlies

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