Dundee Museum of Memory Digital Exhibition: ‘Love From, Elie’ by Mollie Stevenson

The Digital Exhibition 2020 of the Dundee Museum of Memory showcases student work on the new interdisciplinary Humanities module Making Memory. For their final assignment, students selected a ‘site of memory’ from Dundee and beyond and created a digital exhibit choosing forms such as a photo-essay, video, podcast, piece of creative writing, or comic strip,…Continue Reading Dundee Museum of Memory Digital Exhibition: ‘Love From, Elie’ by Mollie Stevenson

Dundee through Professor George Howard Bell’s Lens: Part 2

George Howard Bell was Symers Professor of Physiology in the University of Dundee, 1947-1975. He was a keen photographer and took photographs of the University, Dundee and its surrounding area. We are lucky enough to hold his collection in the University Archives. This video, created by Kenneth Baxter from the Archive Services at the University,…Continue Reading Dundee through Professor George Howard Bell’s Lens: Part 2

Dundee through Professor George Howard Bell’s Lens: Part 1

George Howard Bell was Symers Professor of Physiology in the University of Dundee, 1947-1975. He was a keen photographer and took photographs of the University, Dundee and its surrounding area. We are lucky enough to hold his collection in the University Archives. This video, created by Kenneth Baxter from the Archive Services at the University,…Continue Reading Dundee through Professor George Howard Bell’s Lens: Part 1

The Peto Collection – Barcelona Streetlife, June 1959

This vibrant picture, taken in June 1959, was one of a series Peto photographed for the ‘Observer’ which did a feature of Spanish life under Franco’s regime. In the 1950s Franco implemented some reforms of Spain’s isolationist self-sufficiency policies which led to massive economic growth and a move away from its totalitarian repressive regime. Photo-journalist…Continue Reading The Peto Collection – Barcelona Streetlife, June 1959

The Peto Collection – The Beatles playing on Salisbury Plain, May 1965

Peto captured the Beatles filming and recording their second feature HELP in 1965! One of the film’s most iconic scenes is the Beatles playing on Salisbury Plain, protected by the Army from the cult who want to sacrifice Ringo. Photo-journalist Michael Peto worked with The Observer during the 1950s and ‘60s. His collection is a…Continue Reading The Peto Collection – The Beatles playing on Salisbury Plain, May 1965

The Peto Collection – Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn, 1963

Peto excelled at capturing the world of ballet, particularly the relationship between Nureyev and Fonteyn the two most iconic dancers of the period as this image from 1963 shows. He not only photographed productions, but also rehearsals like this one for ‘Marguerite and Armand’. Photo-journalist Michael Peto worked with The Observer during the 1950s and…Continue Reading The Peto Collection – Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn, 1963

The Peto Collection – Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong, 1956

Jazz trumpeteer ‘Satchmo’ was just one musician Peto photographed during his career, often capturing them before or just after a performance, as with this one taken in 1956 at the Empress Ballroom, London. Photo-journalist Michael Peto worked with The Observer during the 1950s and ‘60s. His collection is a chronicle of an age – a spirited…Continue Reading The Peto Collection – Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong, 1956

RDMH – I Follow Rivers by Annie Wynne

Annie Wynne’s installation for the River Deep Mountain High exhibition found inspiration in the McClean Hydrometric Data collection held by the University Archives.    I Follow Rivers by Annie Wynne Installation “Water has been measured extensively. The thickness in feet of the Greenland ice shelf; the number of cubic kilometres of ocean water; the percentage…Continue Reading RDMH – I Follow Rivers by Annie Wynne