'Friday Focus' Hunterian Weekly Talk Series

Fridays at 1.00pm
Online
Free - registration required

Join us online for our 'Friday Focus' Hunterian Weekly Talk series, every Friday at 1.00pm via Zoom. Talks last 15-20 minutes with time for questions afterwards.

All registered attendees will be sent the Zoom link two days before the event and again prior to starting.

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A New Discovery
Friday 2 December 2022
1.00pm–1.30pm
Online via Zoom

Hunterian Curator of Numismatics Jesper Ericsson talks about a very important new discovery at The Hunterian.

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A Year in Acquisitions
Friday 9 December
1.00pm–1.30pm
Online via Zoom

For our final talk of 2022, Hunterian Art Curator Anne Dulau reflects on the year in acquisitions.

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PREVIOUS FRIDAY FOCUS TALKS

Curating Discomfort with Zandra Yeaman
Friday 22 April 2022
1.00pm-1.30pm
Online via Zoom

In this week’s talk, Curator of Discomfort Zandra Yeaman will be in conversation with Ruth Leach, Exhibition Manager, and Hollie Wade, Social Media and Visitor Experience Assistant. They will discuss the process of 'Curating Discomfort', the newly built display in the museum main hall, and our hopes for the museum and our visitors.

Curating Discomfort Intervention with Arunima Bhattacharya and Mike Rutherford
Friday 29 April 2022
1.00pm-1.30pm
Online via Zoom

In this week’s talk, Arunima Bhattacharya, a Community Curator for Curating Discomfort and Mike Rutherford, Curator of Zoology and Anatomy, will discuss the upcoming Curating Discomfort Intervention, opening on the 29 April in the museum main hall. The two curators will explore the two Zoology objects on display in the intervention and share their reflections on the process of working together to curate discomfort.

Curating Discomfort and Numismatics with Jesper Ericsson and Nelson Cummins
Friday 6 May 2022
1.00pm-1.30pm
Online via Zoom

In this week’s talk, Nelson Cummins, Curating Discomfort Community Curator and Jesper Ericsson, Curator of Numismatics, will discuss two numismatics objects on display in the Curating Discomfort Intervention and share their reflections on the process of working together to curate discomfort. The intervention is now open in the Hunterian Museum main hall.

Lady Shep-en-hor with Kirsten Blackham
Friday 13 May 2022
1.00pm-1.30pm
Online via Zoom

The Importance of Context for Museum Collections with PhD student George Prew
Friday 20 May 2022
1.00pm-1.30pm
Online via Zoom

Demon Drink with Professor Laurence Grove
Friday 27 May 2022
1.00pm-1.30pm
Online via Zoom

Demon Drink with Joseph Sharples
Friday 10 June 2022
1.00pm-1.30pm
Online via Zoom

Alasdair Gray's Lanark: A World Made on Paper with Mungo Campbell
Friday 17 June 2022
1.00pm-1.30pm
Online via Zoom

Charlie Hammond: Workaround with Dominic Paterson
Friday 1 July 2022
1.00pm-1.30pm
Online via Zoom

Curator of Contemporary Art Dominic Paterson will talk about our new exhibition Workaround, a solo exhibition featuring new and existing work by Glasgow-based artist Charlie Hammond. Hammond's work considers the ways in which art might be understood in relation to work (as in labour) and to not working (as in play) and brings together a joy in the act of making. Alongside his own artwork, Workaround features items from The Hunterian collection that resonate with his artistic practice.

The Legibility of Disability in Museum Collections with Nicky Reeves
Friday 26 August 2022
1.00pm-1.30pm
Online via Zoom

Workaround with Dominic Paterson
Friday 2 September 2022
1.00pm-1.30pm
Online via Zoom

Workaround Ants with Jeanne Robinson
Friday 9 September
1.00pm–1.30pm
Online via Zoom

Our current contemporary art exhibition Workaround features new and existing work by Glasgow-based artist Charlie Hammond that explores the idea of work. Charlie was invited into The Hunterian stores to select some works that related to his themes and came across our entomology collection. Workaround features ten different species of worker ants, dotted throughout the exhibition. Join us for this Friday Focus talk to hear from our Curator of Entomology Jeanne Robinson as she tells us more about these clever wee creatures.

UofG Welcome Week - A Fresher's Special
Friday 16 September 2022
1.00pm–1.30pm
Online via Zoom

The Hunterian has been at the heart of the University of Glasgow since 1807, a space for enjoyment, connection and collaboration for the public and for our students.

The Hunterian's Friday Focus programme runs every Friday at 1pm over Zoom and features our curators, lectures, students and guest speakers. Each talk is 20 minutes long with time for questions afterwards. Join us for this special UofG Welcome Week Friday Focus to find out more about The Hunterian and our venues.

Mary Queen of Scots with Anne Dulau and Dr Steven Reid
Friday 23 September 2022
1.00pm–1.30pm
Online via Zoom

New exhibition 'The Afterlife of Mary Queen of Scots'. opens at The Hunterian on 14 October, and explores the legend of Mary and her cultural afterlife.

The exhibition does not simply re-tell the story of the Scottish queen’s life but instead explores Mary’s cultural afterlife and her posthumous reputation, considering why she has had such an important and enduring presence in Scottish collective memory and popular culture.

Hear from Hunterian art curator Anne Dulau and senior lecturer in Scottish History Dr Steven Reid who'll be telling us more about the exhibition and how it has come together.

Collecting Mary in the Past, Present and Future with Dr Anna Groundwater
Friday 30 September 2022
1.00pm–1.30pm
Online via Zoom

Following the recent acquisition of the Mary, Queen of Scots Casket, Dr Anna Groundwater, curator at National Museums Scotland, will consider the national museum’s collecting of objects associated with Mary, and how these might re-present Mary in the future.

In this talk, Dr Groundwater will explore the impact of the casket’s acquisition on representing Mary in the museum, and in stimulating new types of collecting - in particular, the theatrical costume crown for the title role of the Scottish Ballet’s first commissioned work, Mary, Queen of Scots, in 1976.

The Hunterian Weekly Talk with Mike Rutherford and Andy Mills
Friday 7 October 2022
1.00pm–1.30pm
Online via Zoom

Join us online for this week's Friday Focus talk with Hunterian Curator of Zoology Mike Rutherford and Hunterian Curator of Archaeology Andy Mills.

The Hunterian Weekly Talk with Zandra Yeaman
Friday 14 October 2022
1.00pm–1.30pm
Online via Zoom

This week's Friday Focus talk features Hunterian Curator of Discomfort Zandra Yeaman.

The Hunterian Weekly Talk with Dr Jade Scott
Friday 21 October 2022
1.00pm–1.30pm
Online via Zoom

Join us for this week's Friday Focus talk with Dr Jade Scott, Lecturer in Historical Linguistics at the University of Glasgow.

Mary Queen of Scots and her son James with Beth Cowen
Friday 28 October 2022
1.00pm–1.30pm
Online via Zoom

Learn about the relationship between Mary Queen of Scots and her son James VI of Scotland in this week's Friday Focus talk with doctoral researcher Beth Cowen.

Finding Mary: Discoveries in the Glasgow Museums Storeroom with Anthomy Lewis
Friday 4 November 2022
1.00pm–1.30pm
Online via Zoom

This week's Friday Focus talk with Dr Anthony Lewis, Curator of Scottish History at Glasgow Museums, reveals examples of objects representing Mary Queen of Scots, which are in the stores at Kelvin Hall.

Finding Mary: Discoveries in the Glasgow Museums Storeroom with Anthomy Lewis
Friday 4 November 2022
1.00pm–1.30pm
Online via Zoom

This week's Friday Focus talk with Dr Anthony Lewis, Curator of Scottish History at Glasgow Museums, reveals examples of objects representing Mary Queen of Scots, which are in the stores at Kelvin Hall.

Mary Queen of Scots in Film and TV
Friday 11 November 2022
1.00pm–1.30pm
Online via Zoom

Join us for this week's Hunterian Weekly Talk with Professor Ian Goode, Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of Glasgow.

'The Execution of Mary Queen of Scots' (1895) is claimed to be the earliest surviving example of Scottishness on film. There have since been numerous representations of the Mary Queen of Scots story produced for the cinema. Drawing on a selection of films this talk will examine the role of casting, production and reception, and illustrate how they reflect the times in which they were produced. The adherence to or departure from the historical record is a recurring feature of their reception, as are the limits of Scotland’s claim on the portrayal of Mary in them.

Conserving Hamilton
Friday 18 November 2022
1.00pm–1.30pm
Online via Zoom

Find out about the conservation work on our largest painting, Hector's Farewell to Andromache by Gavin Hamilton.

First published: 28 February 2022

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