Captain James Laskey and the Hunterian Museum – images now online

Title page from A general account of the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow: including historical and scientific notices of the various objects of art, literature, natural history [etc.] in that celebrated collection…1813 (Sp Coll Hunterian Add. 13)

Title page from A general account of the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow: including historical and scientific notices of the various objects of art, literature, natural history [etc.] in that celebrated collection…1813 (Sp Coll Hunterian Add. 13)

To celebrate the opening of the new Hunterian Art Gallery exhibition: ‘This Unrivalled Collection’: The Hunterian’s first catalogue, our latest Flickr set features relevant items from Special Collections, some of which feature in the exhibition. There will also be a number of the items displayed in the Special Collections foyer display from the end of the month.

The exhibition focuses on Captain James Laskey’s ‘General Account of the Hunterian Museum’. The comprehensive volume described all the objects in the old Hunterian Museum, creating the first ever Hunterian catalogue and visitor guide. The exhibition features objects that would have been displayed together in the old Hunterian Museum, including the cast of the Rosetta Stone.

‘This Unrivalled Collection’: The Hunterian’s first catalogue will run at the Hunterian Art Gallery from 15th March – 11th August 2013. Admission is £5.00 (£3.00 concession).



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2 replies

  1. I was lucky enough to be at the exhibition opening last night and the items from Special Collections look great.

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