New exhibition: Melt

Melt Tower Foyer Gallery, University of Dundee 7 February – 29 March 2014 Mon-Fri 09.30-20.30           Sat 09.30-16.30 The next exhibition in the Tower Foyer Gallery features paintings by Jean Duncan, artist in residence at cechr (the Centre for Environmental Change & Human Resilience, a partnership between the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute). Jean recently spent time at the British Geological Survey observatory at Virkisjökull, Iceland, and was funded by a Dundee Visual Arts Awards and BGS to make drawings linked to fie...

Funding boost for Museum Services

Museum Services has been awarded £32,407 to acquire a new, state-of-the-art object database to manage its extensive collections of nearly 30,000 artefacts, artworks and specimens. The funding from Museums Galleries Scotland’s Capital Grants Fund new system, will enable the team to obtain the KE-Emu system, which will not only has significantly greater functionality but also features a web version allowing all object data to be searchable by researchers and members of the public. Curator Matthew Jarron said, “We’re absolutely thrilled to have been awarded this grant. Our current data...

Saul Robertson: From Here to Here

The Museum Service's new exhibition in the Lamb Gallery opened on Saturday, featuring work by Saul Robertson, who graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in 2000. The exhibition presents an opportunity to see some of his earliest work alongside other significant works from his career so far. Shortly after graduating, Saul was voted Young Artist of the Year at the Hunting Art Prizes at the Royal College of Art in London. Since then he has won numerous awards including the City of Glasgow Prize, the David Cargill Award, the Armour Award and the James Torrance Memorial Award at the Ro...

CAIS tutor Caroline Shelton to give Saturday Evening Lecture

University of Dundee Saturday Evening Lecture Series Presents: Caroline Shenton, archivist, historian and author 6pm, 1 February Dalhousie Building The Day Parliament Burned Down In the early evening of 16 October 1834, to the horror of bystanders, a huge ball of fire exploded through the roof of the Palace of Westminster, creating a blaze so enormous that it could be seen by the King and Queen at Windsor, and from stagecoaches on top of the South Downs. In front of hundreds of thousands of witnesses the great conflagration destroyed Parliament's glorious old buildings and their contents. No one who w...

Birthday for the Waterfront project

Our ongoing project to photograph the redevelopment of Dundee's Waterfront is now two years old.    Since January 2012 Dr Kenneth Baxter has been regularly photographing the waterfront area, which is currently undergoing a multi-million pound redevelopment, to chart the major changes that are taking place to Dundee's urban landscape. The series includes over 1,000 photographs  and provides a detailed record of the demolition of Tayside House. The photographs will complement images in other collections charting previous periods of architectural change in Dundee such as MS 102 Peter Charmichae...