A Sovereign’s Favour Part I

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A student post by Cameron Maclean, PhD Candidate at the University of Glasgow and Numismatic Volunteer at The Hunterian. Throughout history, monarchs have produced coins for the purpose of showing their personal favour to a recipient, rather than just being made for general circulation. This post will showcase some of The Hunterian’s Scottish coins that… Continue reading

The Conservation of ‘Hector’s Farewell to Andromache’ by Gavin Hamilton – First Impressions

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A guest post by Hazel Neill. Hazel is a freelance painting conservator with over 25 years’ experience working in private practice and for national, local authority and independent institutions throughout Britain. Before treatment: The painting hanging in the Gallery and my notes on the 24 March 2021. Sometimes conservators must assess the condition of paintings… Continue reading

Mimicry at the Museum: The Case of the Reptile Replicas

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A student post by Angela Robb, MSc Museum Studies student at the University of Glasgow. Angela previously studied Zoology at the University of Glasgow. Her work placement project focuses on The Hunterian’s snake collection, including updating database records and learning about specimen conservation. In 1962, The Hunterian’s zoology section decided that one of its displays… Continue reading

Hockney Between the Covers: The Transgressive Power of Queer Bodies at Rest

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A guest post by Allan Madden, Lecturer in History of Art, University of Glasgow. Introduction by Ruth Fletcher, Education Manager Allan Madden, Lecturer in History of Art, has written this blog in his capacity as contributor and Working Group member of the partnership project: LGBTQ+/Queer Collections. The Hunterian, Archives & Special Collections, student volunteers and… Continue reading

A beetle, a rose and a blackbird…?

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A student post by Pigi Sakellaropoulou, PhD researcher of Early Modern Art History at the University of Edinburgh and Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities (SGSAH) Intern at The Hunterian on the project ‘Bridging Collections’. During these first three weeks of my SGSAH internship (1) at The Hunterian, I often wonder: “What could a beetle,… Continue reading

Deforming the Female Body

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A student post by Matilda Eriksson, Belén Hernáez Martín, Miyuki Sakai and Charlotte Swindell, History of Art postgraduate students at the University of Glasgow. History of Art postgraduate students at the University of Glasgow have the opportunity to work with The Hunterian to develop proposals for the Object in Focus exhibition space in the Hunterian… Continue reading

Songs on Stone

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A student post by Rose Berry, 3rd year History of Art student on work placement at The Hunterian. As a third-year English Literature and History of Art student, I had the opportunity to complete a work placement with Lecturer and Curator in Whistler Studies, Dr. Patricia de Montfort. I spent the semester researching the unrealised… Continue reading