Online Resources

Our museums and galleries have now re-opened, 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.

3D Virtual Displays

We've teamed up with View Virtually to create these 3D recreations of our main displays:

Virtual Exhibitions

arts2704While we can't currently put on physical exhibitions, you can see some online exhibitions that we've curated. We're using Art UK's Curations platform to create some mini art exhibitions:

We have also worked with the BBC as part of their Art That Made Us Festival to create this webpage:

You can download the posters from our Dundee Women's Festival 2021 exhibition Dundee's Wonder Women of Science

And you can see online versions of some of our previous Tayside Medical History Museum exhibitions on our own website:

video stillMuseum Videos

You can watch recordings of some of our live events here:

Curator Matthew Jarron made a series of videos during the first 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 in the future!

Dundee Discoveries walking tours

detail from the front cover of the Dundee Discoveries mapAs part of Dundee Science Festival we have teamed up with the School of Life Sciences and colleagues across the University to create a Dundee Discoveries map featuring three self-guided walking tours around Dundee of medical and life science past and present. The map has been designed and illustrated by DJCAD graduate James Gemmill and is accompanied by more in-depth information.

Copies of the map can be picked up from Dundee Science Centre. Anyone living in the Dundee City Council area can also have a free copy posted to them – if you would like to receive one, please email the School of Life Sciences.  

The project has been undertaken thanks to support from the Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Fund awarded to the University of Dundee. Please follow current Covid-19 guidelines when undertaking the walks.

Colouring & Activity 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!

For Dundee Women's Festival 2021 we teamed up with the School of Life Sciences and illustrator James Gemmill to create a crossword and colouring sheet based on Dundee's Wonder Women of Science - download it for free 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

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:

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

If you're not able to visit our Zoology Museum in person, you can still see our Nature of Empire exhibition through this virtual 3D tour:

And here's an earlier 3D capture of the museum:

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!

Blogs, Talks and Online PublicationsGye Falcon

Here is a selection of externally hosted 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.

cover of our annual report 2019-20Annual Reports

‌Every year we put together a report about our activities, so you can find out what we've been getting up to!

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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