The Ignorant Art School: Cooper Gallery #WelcomeWeek

The Ignorant Art School: Five Sit-ins towards Creative Emancipation Sit-in #1: Ruth Ewan We Could Have Been Anything That We Wanted to Be and It’s Not Too Late to Change Sit-in Curriculum #1: Autumn Term: 3 September – 23 October 2021 (in-person and online) Exhibition: 3 September – 23 October 2021 Afternoon Preview: 2 September, 3–7pmBook free…Continue Reading The Ignorant Art School: Cooper Gallery #WelcomeWeek

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

World Breastfeeding Week 2021

“Calm down, they’re just having lunch”   University of Dundee Museums partnered with Breast Buddies Dundee for World Breastfeeding Week 2021.  The Museum Engagement team edited images from their Fine Art collections in an effort to catch your eye and share information across social media platforms. This important campaign isn’t about promoting “breast is best” –…Continue Reading World Breastfeeding Week 2021

Dundee – ‘Picturing the City’ Online Exhibition

A new online exhibition curated by Museum Services is now available to view here. Dundee ‘Picturing the City’ explores how artists have depicted the city’s natural and built environment throughout the years. From gloriously gloomy oil paintings of the Seagate to Bright watercolours of Dundee harbour, join us on this exploration through the streets and…Continue Reading Dundee – ‘Picturing the City’ Online Exhibition

Writing History with the Archives

Writing History was an innovative School of Humanities module which encouraged students to explore different approaches to research and writing through the medium of the University’s archive collections. Students used records of Dundee’s jute industry, case books and other material from local asylums, and a range of items from whaling collections to consider how history…Continue Reading Writing History with the Archives

Both Sides, Now – Science Art at Stobfest

It’s fair to say that community festivals across Dundee have struggled over the past year. Both the Stobswell Forum and the University’s own Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (WCAIR) were determined to make Stobfest, Stobswell’s annual festival, happen in 2021. Ali Floyd, from WCAIR tells us more about the festival, held earlier this year, and some of the great…Continue Reading Both Sides, Now – Science Art at Stobfest

Lifedown Lockdrawing

Enjoy delving into the digital copy of Lifedown Lockdrawing!   Accessible here this open, generously spirited, and intimate publication marks a snapshot of DJCAD art and design students’ experience of life drawing and creating a drawing community during the recent sensibilities of lockdown. The idea of generating a capture of the students’ recent output, however that…Continue Reading Lifedown Lockdrawing