Summer season at the D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum

The D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum will be re-opening for the summer season on Friday 5 June, and will be open every Friday afternoon (2 – 4.30pm) until 4 September. Come along to see D’Arcy Thompson’s amazing collection of animals from around the world along with models, charts and stunning artworks inspired by D’Arcy’s ideas and collections. Some unusual specimens have been added to the displays this year, including a Tayra and a Rat-Kangaroo. We’ve also recently acquired a beautiful etching by D’Arcy Thompson’s daughter Molly (who became an artist an...

Jim Petrie: Minnie the Minx and More!

Lamb Gallery, Tower Building, University of Dundee Exhibition Preview on Tuesday 2 June, 5-7pm You are invited to the opening of this special exhibition celebrating the work of artist Jim Petrie, who died last year. A former student of Dundee College of Art (now Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design) and Dundee Training College (now the University’s School of Education, Social Work & Community Education), Jim later became a popular art teacher at Kirkton High School but is best known as the man who drew the "world's wildest tomboy" Minnie the Minx for 40 years in DC Thomson's famous c...

The Glasites and me

I am a third year Humanities student on exchange from Canada and I am currently volunteering at the Dundee University Archive, listing boxes of material created by the Glasites. I was intrigued by the archives after taking a tour for my “History of the Book” class and volunteering these past few months has been an incredible experience for me. I have really enjoyed working with the collections, and a career in archival studies may be in my future! I specifically chose to work with the Glasite collection because I have a personal connection to it; I can trace my heritage all the way back to the ...

Stars of stage and screen to be celebrated in exhibition and lecture

The University of Dundee this week celebrates the actors, plays and playwrights who have made British theatre among the most vibrant in the world with an exhibition of stage icons and a visit from one of the leading figures in the UK’s arts industry. An exhibition of stunning black and white photographs from the University’s Peto Collection, “And the Winner is…”: Celebrating the best in British Theatre and Film’ opened in the Dalhousie Building earlier this week and will run until 26th June.  It includes 22 images of leading lights in British theatre from the 1950s...

The University at War

‌‌A new exhibition runs in the Tower Foyer Gallery at the University of Dundee until 20 June looking at the effect the First World War had on the University and its affiliated institutions. Using material from the archives and museum, the exhibition tells the story of both staff and students who went off to battle, those who undertook wartime research and those who stayed in Dundee. Key pieces from the collections bring the stories of these people to life. ‘We have official records, photographs, student magazines and correspondence which demonstrate how the war impacted on student and staff...