The Art of Teaching Collection

Charts & Models from the University of Dundee Museum Collections


Until slides and computer displays took over, most university teaching was illustrated by printed wall charts and three-dimensional models. Many of these date from the late Victorian era, a period of intense scientific research. The establishment of new teaching institutions like University College Dundee created a demand for detailed drawings and models of biological specimens and other scientific subjects. The educational value of these works was significant, but what remains astonishing to this day is their artistic quality. This website reveals some of the highlights from the extensive collection of charts and models held by the University.

Click below to find out about some of the charts and models in our collections...


To see more of these collections, visit the webpages of the exhibitions The Art of Teaching and Plant Life.


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