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Models on show for Mackintosh Architecture

Six specially-commissioned Charles Rennie Mackintosh architectural models will go on display next week at the Hunterian Art Gallery as part of the major new exhibition Mackintosh Architecture.

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Hunterian to reveal the lost tomb of Robert the Bruce

A special new exhibition at The Hunterian will present the first complete 3D digital model of the long lost tomb of Robert the Bruce (1274-1329).

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A fresh look at a familiar icon

A new exhibition at The Hunterian is set to challenge the customary view of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, offering a fresh look at this familiar icon.

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Unique Merovingian coin on public display for the first time

A unique Merovingian gold coin will go on public display for this first time this Friday as part of The Hunterian’s major new exhibition Scottish Gold.

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Scottish Gold exhibition set to shine

A spectacular new exhibition at the Hunterian Art Gallery is set to shine when it opens in March.

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Hunterian Art Gallery to open over Christmas Holidays!

For the first time in our history, the Hunterian Art Gallery will open for four days over the Christmas holidays.

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£4.57m Heritage Lottery grant for Kelvin Hall transformation

A unique partnership between Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Life, the University of Glasgow and the National Library of Scotland will transform the historic Kelvin Hall into an exciting new centre of cultural excellence providing collections’ storage, teaching and research, alongside a state-of-the-art Glasgow Club health and fitness centre.

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Hunterian Associates Programme shortlisted for THE awards

The Hunterian Associates Programme (HAP) has been shortlisted for a prestigious Times Higher Education Award. The Programme has been nominated in this year's Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers category.

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Major exhibition celebrates one of Britain's finest portrait painters

Allan Ramsay: Portraits of the Enlightenment will cast new light on the work of Allan Ramsay (1713-1784), to mark the tercentenary of his birth. The exhibition features key loans from public and private collections across the UK, including some portraits never shown in Scotland before.

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Good news for The Hunterian!

The Hunterian has been named a Regional Finalist in the Scottish Thistle Awards, in the Best Visitor Attraction category. We have also been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor because our visitors consistently rate us highly - thank you, everyone!

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Success in MGS Interns Programme

The Hunterian has applied successfully to host an intern under the Museums Galleries Scotland Interns Programme in 2013-2014.

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The Hunterian Impact Report 2012‌ is published

The Hunterian Impact Report 2012‌ is now available online. The report highlights the impact of The Hunterian against the strategic goals of the University, including the renewal of the Hunterian Art Gallery and the opening of our special exhibition Rembrandt and the Passion

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Watch our new film!

Glasgow City Marketing Bureau have produced a new film to highlight the recent refurbishment of The Hunterian Art Gallery, the exciting collections at The Hunterian Museum and the new free guided tours at The Mackintosh House.

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Live infrared analysis at The Hunterian

This week, international experts will work with History of Art students on the investigation of four paintings from The Hunterian collection.

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Director appointed to Museums Galleries Scotland Board

Professor David Gaimster, Director of The Hunterian at the University of Glasgow, has been appointed to the Board of Museums Galleries Scotland.

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Last chance to see ‘Rembrandt and the Passion’

The Hunterian’s critically acclaimed exhibition ‘Rembrandt and the Passion’ will close on Sunday 2 December but anyone who hasn’t had the chance to enjoy the show still has time to visit.

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New research reveals prehistoric crocodile

A prehistoric skeleton from The Hunterian collections has been identified as a new species of marine super-predator, distantly related to modern day crocodiles. The research, by the University of Edinburgh, will help scientists better understand how reptiles evolved.

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'Hagar and the Angel' in focus

This September, The Hunterian will celebrate a very important addition to its collection with a new exhibition dedicated to John and Alexander Runciman, two of the most talented 18th century Scottish artists.

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Glasgow has a passion for Rembrandt

This autumn, The Hunterian will stage one of the most significant exhibitions in its 200 year history.

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Hunterian launches ‘Director's Choice’

The Hunterian at the University of Glasgow has launched a first general guide to its world famous collection.

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Hunterian Art Gallery and The Mackintosh House to re-open on 15 September 2012

The Hunterian Art Gallery re-opens to the public this month following extensive refurbishment. This major overhaul has allowed a complete redisplay of the permanent collection, significantly increasing the number of works on show.

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'Happy FIDEM' medal donated to The Hunterian

Japanese artist Chizuko Nakaji has donated a unique new medal to The Hunterian following the FIDEM XXXII Glasgow 2012 International Art Medal Congress which took place at The Hunterian from 10 - 14 July 2012.

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London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic medals on show at The Hunterian

Visitors to The Hunterian this July will have the unique opportunity to see London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic gold medals before the Games begin.

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The 'Soddy Box' finds a home at The Hunterian

The Hunterian has recently become the new home to a famous box which contained radium samples, known as ‘The Soddy Box’.

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Hunterian Collection part of 'Your Paintings'

Art lovers can now view The Hunterian’s entire painting collection online for the very first time via a new BBC website.

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Rare Hunterian objects in the spotlight

A 19th century red wool undergraduate gown from The Hunterian collection was in the media spotlight recently.

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Research reveals the mystery of The Hunterian Gem Heist

Recent research for a lunchtime talk has uncovered details of the largest single theft in the history of The Hunterian.

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Hunterian Impact Report goes live

The Hunterian Impact Report for 2011 is now available for download.

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Critical acclaim for new Roman gallery

The new permanent gallery at The Hunterian Museum, The Antonine Wall: Rome's Final Frontier, has been given the seal of approval by industry publication The Museums Journal.

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Rare Mackintosh sketchbooks go online

Charles Rennie Mackintosh fans will be able to view six of his rare sketchbooks online for the first time this month.

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HLF gives green light for Kelvin Hall development

The Heritage Lottery Fund has announced its initial support for a £4,838,700 project to breathe new life into Glasgow’s vast Victorian Kelvin Hall.

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Nine Scottish universities - 1.8 million objects – one single search

A £250,000 project unlocking the secrets of some of Scotland’s greatest museum treasures has now gone live.

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New access for The Hunterian pathology collections

The Hunterian at the University of Glasgow has been awarded funding from Museums Galleries Scotland to re-home its pathology collections.

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