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HUNTERIAN ART GALLERY & MUSEUM

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Hunterian Gallery
The Hunterian Gallery houses the University of Glasgow's art collection making it available for study and for pleasure. It has a broad range of exhibitions and receives lottery funding to provide its education programme. The museum is located at the University of Glasgow and is easily accessible by underground, bus or by car.

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William Hunter whose collection of anatomical specimens diversified through time to include items such as coins and medallions founded Glasgow's Hunterian museum. Today the museum includes a collection of rocks and minerals, zoological specimens, a human anatomical collection and a collection of coins and medals.

A major new exhibition Comic Invention has now opened at the Hunterian Art Gallery. Featuring works by Lichtenstein, Warhol, Picasso and Rembrandt, the show explores the cultural and historical background of graphic narrative. Comic Invention integrates comics with art, manuscripts and objects, from the world’s oldest comic to Scooby Doo and Batman and displays treasures from The Hunterian and beyond, from the ancient Egyptians to Hogarth and contemporary items.

William Hunter's collection was gifted to Glasgow University in 1783 along with funding to build a suitable building to house the collection. In 1807 the museum was completed and opened to the public becoming Scotland's first public museum.

William Whitfield's Hunterian art gallery was first opened to the public in 1980, a mere 200 years after Glasgow University started accumulating its art collection. It was William Hunters pictures that started off as the main source of pictures for the gallery over the years many individuals and organisations have supported the gallery. Nowadays it is recognised that the Gallery has a collection of international importance.

The Hunterian Gallery houses the University of Glasgow's art collection making it available for study and for pleasure. It has a wide range of exhibitions and receives lottery funding to provide its education programme.

The Print room houses a collection of 3000 drawings and 35000 prints from greats such as Mackintosh and Whistler. The drawings and watercolours date from the 18th-20th centuries with its strengths in English and Scottish art.

Prints are from a vast array of European countries and include works by J.M.W. Turner, Muirhead Bone, Nanteuil, and Mezzotints by John Smith.

The Hunterian Museum is located at the University of Glasgow and is easily accessible by underground, bus or by car.

Temporary closure of Hunterian Zoology Museum - 11 May until end September 2016.