Tales of the Unexpected

Monday 8 August 2022 - Saturday 29 October 2022

An exhibition of creative responses to the University's archive and museum collections for Scotland's Year of Stories

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Monday 8 August 2022, 09:30 - Saturday 29 October 2022, 16:00
Tower Building

University of Dundee
Dundee DD1 4HN

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An exhibition in the Lamb Gallery. Open Mon-Fri 9.30am-7pm, Sat 11am-4pm

Discover some of the fascinating stories behind items in the University Archives and Museums. To mark Scotland’s Year of Stories we invited artists, designers and creative writers to explore our stores and choose objects and archives which inspired and intrigued them. This exhibition showcases their responses and brings to life the tales that run through our collections in new and surprising ways.

Follow the lives of jute workers, doctors, explorers, collectors, soldiers, scientists, campaigners and merchants and the impact that they had on Dundee and the world. The new works made by our artists and designers shed fresh light on these tales in creative and thought-provoking ways.

Booking to visit the exhibition is not essential but helps us keep track of visitor numbers. 

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Image: Detail of the cover of the comic Inside the Museum by Zu Dominiak, inspired by the artist's internship with the University of Dundee Museums. The comic is available for sale via our online shop

Event type Exhibition
Event category Design and Art