Tuesday 18 January 2011

Travelling the World - An Exhibition by Museum Services

Santa Maria Maggiore by Ian Eadie, 1937
A new exhibition of artworks and artefacts from the collections held by Museum Services and depicting different countries and cultures from around the world is currently on display in the University's Tower Foyer Gallery. Most of the paintings and drawings used in the exhibition are by Scottish or English artists who travelled to new places for inspiration, experiencing changes of landscape, people and climate. Some are realistic depictions whilst others are intended to give impressions of a place or experience. Included are nineteenth century views of the Middle East by David Wilkie and David Roberts and Italian watercolours from the 1930s by art student Ian Eadie.

In the display cases are objects and works of decorative art which have come to the University from countries across the world, many presented by other higher education institutions. They symbolise the University's many international connections, past and present, including artefacts from China, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Spain and Croatia.

The exhibition runs from 8 January - 26 February 2011 and admission is free. For more information please see the Museum Services website.

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