Press release

New exhibition takes visitors "Back to the Future"

Published on 14 December 2023

Where you’re going you WILL need roads if you wish to see a celebration of 1950s memorabilia at the University of Dundee.

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The Back to the Future exhibition takes visitors on a journey to one of the most exciting eras of art, design, science and medicine.

The exhibition draws on a wide range of objects and artworks from the University of Dundee Museum Collections, with highlights including paintings and prints by major British artists of the time, including McIntosh Patrick, Robin Phillipson and Edward Burra, and an x-ray tube of the sort used during the record-breaking mass tuberculosis screening that took place in Dundee in 1958.

Curator Matthew Jarron said, “The 1950s was an era of innovation in many fields of science and design, including here in Dundee. 

“The exhibition includes bold new designs for furniture and textiles, striking and colourful artworks and cutting-edge scientific equipment and medical breakthroughs.”

The exhibition runs in the Lamb Gallery, within the University’s Tower Building, Nethergate, until Saturday 3 February.


Jonathan Watson

Senior Press Officer

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