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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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