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

DJCAD Masters Show 2023

There is still time to visit this incredible show featuring the work of postgraduate students at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. Covering Animation, Medical Art, Comics, Design, Drawing, Fine Art and more this year’s show has something for everyone. But hurry because the last chance to visit is Sunday 27th August. Opening…Continue Reading DJCAD Masters Show 2023

Taking D’Arcy to Orkney – a new exhibition at the Pier Arts Centre

Matthew Jarron, Museum Curator, describes a new exhibition in Orkney showing some of the University collections. Back in 2011 we were fortunate to become one of just six museums in the UK awarded substantial funding as part of the Art Fund’s RENEW scheme to build collections on a specific theme. We were keen to explore…Continue Reading Taking D’Arcy to Orkney – a new exhibition at the Pier Arts Centre

What’s Happening on the Roof?

The Collective What’s Happening on the Roof? exhibition was hosted by DJCAD’s Public and Community Engagement in the Matthew Foyer Galleries in July as part of the School’s long running partnership with Art Angel. The exhibition featured a beautiful and diverse collection of artworks from the twelve members of The Collective, a studio based project which…Continue Reading What’s Happening on the Roof?

Hidden Manuscripts in Dundee Special Collections

Kelsey Williams from the University of Stirling explores the treasures he found in the University of Dundee Archives’ rare book collections.  When printed books first arrived on the scene in fifteenth-century Europe they didn’t come into a vacuum.  Far from it.  While printing dramatically multiplied the number of texts available to Europeans, the continent was…Continue Reading Hidden Manuscripts in Dundee Special Collections

Maws & Bairns – Discovering the Stories behind Drugs and Diagnostics

Teaching chart showing Ergot. The image is black on a cream background and features a cluster of cells

This blog post was written by Medical Students, Kirsten Healey and Hannah Dalioui as part of their Selected Student Component working with the collections at the Tayside Medical History Museum. SSCs are an important part of medical training aiming to establish a foundation for lifelong learning and explore new ways of communicating information in non-clinical…Continue Reading Maws & Bairns – Discovering the Stories behind Drugs and Diagnostics

Localising Philosophy: exploring technology and identity through philosophy and art with local primary school pupils.

Localising Philosophy is an ongoing education project since 2018, co-led by Dr Dominic Smith (Philosophy) and Dr Anna Robb (Education). Using art and philosophy, Localising Philosophy asks big philosophical questions that the project’s partners are facing. The project takes inspiration from a 1932 educational radio play for children, ‘The Railway Disaster at the Firth of…Continue Reading Localising Philosophy: exploring technology and identity through philosophy and art with local primary school pupils.

Maws & Bairns –Interview with Ellena Salariya

Photograph of 8 nurses in white uniforms and hats posing for the camera. The two midwives in the centre are each holding a new-born baby

This blog post was written by Medical Students, Kirsten Healey and Hannah Dalioui as part of their Selected Student Component working with the collections at the Tayside Medical History Museum. SSCs are an important part of medical training aiming to establish a foundation for lifelong learning and explore new ways of communicating information in non-clinical…Continue Reading Maws & Bairns –Interview with Ellena Salariya

DJCAD’s Matthew Foyer Gallery welcomes students from International College Dundee

It looks like the lunchtime preview event for the ‘Sponta-neous’ pop-up exhibition at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design was a success. Wen Xi Kong, Heidi Le, Daphne March and Ceci Wong, Four students from the International College Dundee (ICD) Art and Design course, with the support of their peers and tutor Robert…Continue Reading DJCAD’s Matthew Foyer Gallery welcomes students from International College Dundee