News


Night at the Museum.

Hunterian nominated for Scottish Event Award.

The Hunterian has been nominated for a Scottish Event Award in the category of Educational Event of the Year

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Skeletons identity.

Skeletons: Our Buried Bones

A fascinating touring exhibition from Wellcome Collection and the Museum of London opens at The Hunterian in August.

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Skeletons print.

Hunter to Hirst features in 'Five of the best...art exhibitions'

The Hunterian’s ‘William Hunter to Damien Hirst: The Dead Teach the Living’ exhibition featured in The Guardian’s ‘Five of the best…art exhibitions’ on 1 July.

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An artist's impression of the new Kelvin Hall building.

Hunterian staff moving to new offices at Kelvin Hall

From 28 July, the staff of The Hunterian, the University of Glasgow’s museum and art gallery will begin their move to new offices at Kelvin Hall.

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Comic Invention.

Last chance to see Comic Invention!

There are only two weeks left of the major exhibition Comic Invention at the Hunterian Art Gallery.

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The Hunterian in 2015

Our latest annual review, The Hunterian in 2015, is now available for download.

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Skeletons print.

New Hunterian exhibition features Damien Hirst première

A new exhibition opening at The Hunterian this month will feature the première of Damien Hirst’s Necromancer plus new works by Scott Rogers and Catherine Street.

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Hipsters in car.

Comic Invention opening soon!

The major new exhibition Comic Invention opens at the Hunterian Art Gallery on Friday 18 March 2016.

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James Graham, Marquess of Montrose.

New medals exhibition reveals unique moments in history

A new exhibition dedicated to William Hunter’s collection of British medals will open at the Hunterian Art Gallery this week.

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Hogarth's 'Hudibras' painting.

New Hunterian acquisition attributed to Hogarth

New research has revealed that a recent acquisition made by The Hunterian may be an early work by English painter, engraver and satirist William Hogarth (1697-1764).

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The Hunterian Museum main hall.

Night at the Museum celebrates Scotland’s national bard

To celebrate Burns Night, The Hunterian at the University of Glasgow will host a special Night at the Museum event on Friday 22 January from 7.00pm – 10.00pm.

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Cover of The Hunterian Poems anthology.

New Publication - The Hunterian Poems

A new anthology of poems inspired by paintings from The Hunterian collections is now available from the Hunterian Art Gallery and University Gift Shops.

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Stirling air engine.

Hunterian receives prestigious Engineering Heritage Award

The Hunterian has been awarded a prestigious Engineering Heritage Award by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers for its model air engine.

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Hunterian curator Peter Black with colleagues looking at German Expressionist prints in the Hunterian Art Gallery.

German Expressionist prints acquired with Art Fund support

The Hunterian has recently purchased two important German Expressionist prints with support from the Art Fund.

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Cradle of Scotland exhibition identity.

New Hunterian exhibition reveals the 'Cradle of Scotland'

A major exhibition revealing new discoveries in Scottish archaeology will open at the Hunterian Art Gallery this September.

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Detail from Neptune Calming the Tempest which Aeolus Raised against Aeneas' Fleet.

Funding for project on Hunterian hidden treasures

The Hunterian has been awarded over £27,000 from Museums Galleries Scotland (Recognition Fund) for a new project which will make its major collection of Renaissance engravings fully accessible for the first time.

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Interior of The Mackintosh House studio drawing room.

Temporary closure of The Mackintosh House

The Mackintosh House, one of Glasgow's most popular tourist attractions, will close for approximately 8 weeks from Monday 10 August.

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Donald McInnes standing in front of the Roman distance slab he discovered.

Hunterian distance slab reunited with finder after 50 years

Staff at The Hunterian were delighted to hear from an old friend this week.

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Detail from Eardley's Seated Boy.

The Hunterian is first Scottish gallery to benefit from Cultural Gifts Scheme

Joan Eardley’s Seated Boy has been allocated to The Hunterian under the Cultural Gifts Scheme. The Hunterian is the first Scottish museum and art gallery to be given a work under the scheme introduced by the UK Government in 2013.

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A man painting at an easel under a tree.

Glasgow Boys on loan to major exhibition

The Hunterian is lending 24 of its famous Glasgow Boys works to a major international exhibition in the Netherlands.

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An artist's impression of the new Kelvin Hall building.

Kelvin Hall project featured in Museums Journal

The May edition of the Museums Journal features an interview with Hunterian Director Professor David Gaimster about The Hunterian at Kelvin Hall.

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Detail of Bacharach and Burg Stahleck by JMW Turner

Hunterian Turner featured in Turner Society News

One of the most important drawings in The Hunterian collection has been reproduced on the cover of the spring edition of Turner Society News.

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New Hunterian display sparks search for missing painting

A new display at The Hunterian Art Gallery has uncovered a fascinating mystery – a painting of a famous actress which has been missing for over 100 years.

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'The only way to do it is to do it'

A new exhibition at The Hunterian brings into focus the enduring legacy of the radical liberal arts institution, Black Mountain College (North Carolina 1933-1957).

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‘Mackintosh Architecture’ now in London

Our highly successful Mackintosh Architecture exhibition is now on view at the Royal Institute of British Architects Gallery, 66 Portland Place, London.

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Hunterian receives special donation from Glasgow alumna

The Hunterian has recently received a special donation of several African artefacts which are already being used for teaching and research.

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Enigmatic 'Portrait of an artist' now on display

A fascinating and rather enigmatic new acquisition is now on permanent display at the Hunterian Art Gallery.

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Major gift leads to 'The Poetry of Place'

A new exhibition at The Hunterian will offer rare insight into the creative process of Scottish artist Duncan Shanks, highlighting his rich body of work.

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New exhibition reveals survivors of the first print revolution

A new exhibition at The Hunterian will reveal one of the UK’s most important collections of books printed in the 15th century or ‘incunabula’.

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Grant awarded for Scottish Network on Digital Cultural Resources Evaluation

A network co-ordinated by The Hunterian's Dr Maria Economou has been awarded a £19,875 research network grant by the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

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Hunterian Director appointed to board of Historic Environment Scotland (HES)

Professor David Gaimster has been appointed to the board of new body Historic Environment Scotland (HES).

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An artist's impression of the new Kelvin Hall building.

£1 million awarded for collections research at the University of Glasgow

Researchers from the University of Glasgow have been awarded over £1 million for collections research.

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Giant prehistoric reptile prowled Scottish waters, fossils reveal

A species of marine reptile that lived around 170 million years ago has been identified from fossils found on the Isle of Skye.

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