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

DJCAD Animation Films: A Curated Selection from the Museums

Due to the current Coronavirus emergency, our museums and galleries are currently closed, but we’re still keen to share our collections and activities in other ways. The Museum Services have curated a selection of various DJCAD animation films, all free for you to watch during this period of working and studying from home. To access…Continue Reading DJCAD Animation Films: A Curated Selection from the Museums

Video: The Early Years of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (PART TWO)

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 second 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 (part two of a…Continue Reading Video: The Early Years of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (PART TWO)

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

Video: Labels in the Botanic Gardens and What They Mean

In the following short video, botanical horticulturalist Clare Reaney talks through how the living collections in the Botanic Gardens at the University of Dundee are labelled, and what the labels mean. Labelling is an extremely important part of the conservation process within the Botanics – the living collections have two parts to them; the plants you…Continue Reading Video: Labels in the Botanic Gardens and What They Mean