Archives projects and events
Find out about the work we do with local and other communities.
We regularly mount exhibitions of our collections, often in collaboration with others. Along with Museum Services we hosted a major exhibition Good Vibrations to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the University in 2017 and produced a book of 50 favourite items from our collections.
The Michael Peto photographic collection has been exhibited in London, Ireland, Liverpool and Edinburgh as well as locally.
Prior to the pandemic we held two hugely successful exhibitions inviting designers and creative writers to produce work based on our collections: Bodies, Botanicals and Bindings: Reimaging Rare Books (2019) and River Deep Mountain High (2020). Watch this space for news of an exhibition to mark the Year of Scotland’s Stories in 2022.
A lot of our engagement happens online whether through Twitter, Facebook, or our YouTube playlist (check out the great range of films about Dundee and its history). We also run the University Culture Blog which showcases the wide range of cultural and artistic activity at the University.