The Art of Teaching

Charts & Models from the University of Dundee Museum Collections

Pfurtscheller chart of snail anatomy

An exhibition in the Tower Foyer Gallery
26 February - 16 April 2011


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 exhibition reveals some of the highlights from the extensive collection of charts and models held by the University.

This is a new version of an exhibition first shown in the Lamb Gallery in 2001.

See more information on the University's collection of teaching charts.

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