'Scratching the Surface, Beyond Whistler's Cities'

Published: 21 February 2003

Launch of new Whistler exhibition developed through the 'Hunterian Art Gallery goes into Schools' project.

'Scratching the Surface, Beyond Whistler's Cities' will run at Scotland Street School Museum from 28th Feb to 30 March 2003 and is a culmination of the 'Hunterian Art Gallery goes into Schools' project. This project invited pupils aged 16 ?18 years, from Secondary schools in Glasgow, to curate and develop an exhibition from the Hunterian Art Gallery's extensive print collection, as part of their Advanced Higher Expressive Art and Design qualification.

This innovative exhibition is part of a three-year education project which has been run by Hunterian Art Gallery, to develop public access to the Gallery's outstanding print collection, the most comprehensive in Scotland. This project was initiated in June 2000 when the Hunterian Art Gallery was awarded a grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund Committee for Scotland and has brought together partners including Glasgow University, Glasgow City Council and East Dumbartonshire Council. It is hoped that the project will point the way for other, similar collaborative schemes using the City's magnificent collections.

Media Relations Office (media@gla.ac.uk)

There will be a Press Launch for this exhibition on Tuesday 25th February at 3 pm at the Scotland Street School Museum where there will be opportunity to meet the pupil?s involved.

There will also be a special press trial of the new Whistler online catalogue at this launch. This catalogue will provide an easy to use interface with information and images of some 1500 of Whistler?s works. You will be able to access the online catalogue from the 28th February 2003 at www.huntsearch.gla.ac.uk/whistler/

The launch is part of Whistler 2003, the Glasgow-wide festival marking the centenary of Whistler?s death. For further information visit www.whistler2003.com

For further information contact the University Press office on 0141 330 3535 or
Monica Callaghan
Scotland Street School Museum,
225 Scotland Street,
Glasgow G5 8QB

First published: 21 February 2003