Online Resources

Because of the current Coronavirus emergency, our museums and galleries are currently closed, but we're still keen to share our collections and activities in other ways. This page introduces some of the online resources we are currently offering.

video stillMuseum Videos

Curator Matthew Jarron has been making weekly videos during the lockdown showcasing some of the highlights of our collections:

Our YouTube channel also features artists' videos, films from past exhibitions and more. More artists' films can also be found on our Vimeo channel.


Public Art Virtual Tours

Polepark Road mosaicAs we're unable to do the Public Art & Design walking tours we had planned for Dundee Month of Design 2020, we're recreating them virtually using Google Streetview. Look out for more tours coming soon!


Colouring Sheets

Colouring Sheet JellyfishLooking for something to keep the kids (or yourself) entertained while you're stuck at home?

Download our beautiful colouring sheets from the D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum to print for yourself. They were created by Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design Illustration graduate Gavin Rutherford and are taken from Every Variety of Form and Colour: The D'Arcy Thompson Colouring Book, available for sale when we re-open!


Animation Online

still from Hortugan Tales by Saara VakipartaWe have recently added a selection of films by DJCAD animation students to our collection. You can watch some highlights free online here:


Artists' Video Online

Still from Flu Shot by Cavan ConveryDuring the 1980s and 1990s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art invested in state-of-the-art video technology and became renowned for its pioneering courses in Electronic Imaging and Time-Based Art. We have been adding a selection of students' video works to our collection, and you can watch some highlights free online here:

The University also holds the REWIND collection of Artists' Video in the 70s and 80s


Art Online

Kincardine Castle, Perthshire by Charlotte NasmythHigh quality images of a large part of our art collection can be seen on the Art UK website - all of our oil paintings as well as most of our sculpture and a growing selection of drawings and watercolours. 


D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum 3D thumbnailD'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum in 3D

You may not be able to visit our Zoology Museum in person but here's a virtual 3D tour of it!

And staff and students from the Medical Art masters course have made amazing 3D scans of many of our specimens - if you've a 3D printer at home you can print them out and create your own mini museum!


Taught Threads thumbnailFree Publications

As we are currently unable to deal with sales of our hard-copy publications, we're making a selection of them available to download absolutely free for a limited time only!

You can also access the following blogs, articles and talks by our curator and other related items:


Virtual Backgrounds

D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum thumbnailFancy having a meeting in the D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum? Well now you can, by downloading one of these images and using them as your virtual background in online meetings using Zoom, Webex and other platforms.


museum database screenshot thumbnailMuseum Collections Database

Did you know that all of our collections are searchable online? That's over 30,000 objects just a few clicks away! Follow the link to find out more.


University Culture Online

We're contributing to this fantastic new blog celebrating all the amazing cultural activity and resources still being created by the University's staff and students - check it out here


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