New exhibitions at The Hunterian

Two new exhibitions with an archaeological theme are now open at The Hunterian. Cradle of Scotland at the Hunterian Art Gallery and Trafficking Culture at the Hunterian Museum focus on current research projects at the University of Glasgow.

Cradle of Scotland

This exhibition showcases the latest advances in Scottish archaeology and presents the results of 10 years work by the University ’s Strathearn Environs and Royal Forteviot Project (SERF). Combining original artefacts with replicas and visualisations, the show explains how society evolved over three millennia from loosely connected communities to the centralised kingdom of historic Alba.

Trafficking Culture

The exhibition highlights current research from the University’s Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research into the global traffic in cultural objects, responsible for damaging and destroying archaeological and other cultural sites worldwide. Real case studies include the theft and trade of artefacts from Guatemala, Cambodia and Italy as well as the looting of archaeological sites in Iraq during the 1990s and 2000s. The exhibition also features special loan items from The British Museum.

First published: 13 September 2015