The Hunterian Art Gallery collection ADED11786

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course introduces to students the art collection found within the University of Glasgow's Hunterian Art Gallery. The initial lecture will look at Dr Hunter himself, both as a physician and anatomist, but also a collector of art, and how his bequest to the University of Glasgow formed the Hunterian museum in 1807. Each lecture will introduce artists whose works forms part of the collection, and cover the artist's biography and key works, as well as background and context. These lectures will include consideration of the works of Whistler and the Mackintosh House, as well as other important aspects of the collection. The final class will be a visit to the Gallery.


Block 2, weeks 1-5

Monday, 13.00-15.00

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses






Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

The aims of this course are to:

■ Introduce the collection of art within the Hunterian Art Gallery collection.

■ Help students to further their explorations of the many artists represented within the collection.

■ Establish what the collection does in both in a historical and contemporary context.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Demonstrate a familiarity with the art within the Hunterian collection

■ Contextualise the collection within historical and contemporary frame works.

■ Use the knowledge gained from the course to further explore independently the collection and the artists encountered within the collection.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits