Rethinking the Hunterian Art Gallery
Published: 2 January 2023
In April 2023, The Hunterian will reveal a full redisplay of its art gallery, framing questions about how these amazing collections and wonderful spaces can be more meaningful to more people.
In April 2023, The Hunterian will reveal a full redisplay of its art gallery, framing questions about how these amazing collections and wonderful spaces can be more meaningful to more people. The works on display will reflect new themes, ideas and approaches and will ask questions, inviting dialogue and discussion.
Does the art we choose to display reflect the world we live in? Should the gallery address the inequalities of the past? Whose works are valued or iconic and why? How can the gallery become a space to make connections? How can we experiment and be creative in the way we display art, not just in the artworks themselves?
Challenging existing principles, including the hierarchy of art by looking at the margins of art production, the displays will include a significant number of works made by women, items that have never been on display before (or haven’t been on view for a number of years) and works that have undergone intense conservation, giving them a new lease of life.
These varied new displays will highlight the strengths of the permanent collection and will include items from the natural history and science collections, to give context to the artworks and demonstrate the breadth of The Hunterian collections.
Visitors should be aware that some areas of the Hunterian Art Gallery will be closed for short periods of time to allow us to carry out this work. Please visit our Notices section for further information.
The entire Hunterian Art Gallery will reopen as usual at 10.00am on Saturday 1 April 2023.
First published: 2 January 2023