Working with the Scottish National Portrait Gallery on NationLive

Scottish universities have a tradition of being responsive to the needs of industry and civil society: this means that engagement ‘beyond the cloisters’ with commercial, artistic and welfare communities is simply part of our day to day work. Often this means that serendipitous connections built up over time lead to unanticipated consequences. So it was […]

Seeing through the Louvre

I have just returned from a visit to Paris. There, I spent a Sunday morning visiting one of the world’s greatest art museums: the Louvre. As I walked around, with a fellow art historian, marvelling at the collection, we enjoyed spotting familiar works and discovering new ones. We looked at details, noticed unusual techniques and […]

Putting ourselves in the picture: visual arts and the University

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Visually stunning: ten years of collaboration, etchings, and scientific analysis.

by Jennifer Hilder (PhD Intern) The College has been collaborating with industry partners for ten years now, having begun working on the National Inventory Research Project in 2003 with the National Gallery, London and 250 or so other museums around the UK. This has helped museums in the UK to carry out further research on […]