In the Darkroom

Written by University of Dundee Museums volunteer Pete McConville Follow Pete’s photography on his Instagram by clicking this link   The University of Dundee campus is such a great place to photograph. So many styles of architecture and dynamic social spaces. As the light changes from day to day and moment to moment it can…Continue Reading In the Darkroom

Through the Lens (Part 1.5) – The Instagram Filter that you can hold

In our museum collections is a small leather wallet with what first appears to be a piece of clear framed glass inside. It doesn’t look like much, but this is actually a diffraction grid – used to separate light into it’s component wavelengths – think something along the lines of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of…Continue Reading Through the Lens (Part 1.5) – The Instagram Filter that you can hold

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)

Coupar’s Camera

Alex Coupar has worked as a photographer in and around Dundee since 1955, documenting the areas and events which reflect both our culture and history. During his career, stretching over fifty years, Alex has recorded the intricacies of every day life as well as national and civic events. Before his photography career took off, Alex…Continue Reading Coupar’s Camera

Masters Showcase 2020

Masters showcase 2020

  While the ongoing need for social distancing means that physical exhibitions are still not possible. Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design have made their Masters show available virtually providing an opportunity to browse their work remotely.   The website celebrates transformative design and visually stunning art from six of the UK’s most…Continue Reading Masters Showcase 2020

Moving Jamaica – a virtual tour and online discussion

Glen Isla, photograph by Stephen McLaren

The exhibition Moving Jamaica: Scottish-Caribbean Connections & Local-Global Journeys – first shown in the Lamb Gallery in 2018 – has been restaged at the St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum. As part of Black History Month, a special online event is being held on 15 October at 6.30pm, hosted by Dr Susan P Mains (Geography, University…Continue Reading Moving Jamaica – a virtual tour and online discussion

The Doctoral Academy: Images of Research – ‘Promoting social change to enhance diversity, justice and socio-economic prosperity’

The Doctoral Academy’s first Images of Research competition received 25 eligible submissions for consideration by our expert panel. PGRs were asked to portray their research in a single image along with a 50 word description, providing a great way to showcase public engagement abilities, increase research profiles and get creative all at the same time. Each entrant was…Continue Reading The Doctoral Academy: Images of Research – ‘Promoting social change to enhance diversity, justice and socio-economic prosperity’

RDMH – Margot by Patricia Ramaer

For her River Deep Mountain High contribution, Patricia Ramaer has stepped away from typical photographic methods to employ an intriguing technique to burn, not print. This little girl is Margot Cox on Lossiemouth beach, 1909. Margot 1908 by Patricia Ramaer Carbon on paper  “I’m mesmerized by photographs of people long gone, remnants of ephemeral lives held in the…Continue Reading RDMH – Margot by Patricia Ramaer