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The Hunterian  One of the UK's leading University museums and one of Scotland's greatest cultural assets. Fantastic objects and fabulous art. SC: hunteriangla

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Our last Insight Talk of 2017 is Rock Zebras: Spontaneous Pattern Formation in Nature. 1pm tomorrow in the Museum. Free!

Day 11! Even in the frost and minus temperatures there are flowers to be found! Anne Redpath, "Winter Flower", 1957-1958, Lithograph.

#xmascountdown #art #flora @uofglasgow

Day 10 - "Winter Dusk" 1961-3, Sir George William Gillies.

Gillies is among the best known 20th-century Scottish painters. Like others in the Edinburgh Group, he had two careers: as an exhibiting artist, and as a teacher. His landscapes and still lives often drew inspiration from the work of the French painters, Bonnard, Braque and Matisse.

Here, we see the view from his studio window in the village of Temple, Midlothian, skilfully combining interior and exterior objects on a winter's day. #xmascountdown #winter #brrr #art #scottishart

Day 9! Model Newcomen Engine.

James Watt was asked to repair the engine over the winter of 1763-1764. Watt at the time was 'maker of mathematical instruments' @UofGlasgow and had a workshop in the Department of Natural Philosophy. In the process of the repair Watt realised that a separate condenser would improve the efficiency of steam engines.

The model became part of the Hunterian's collection in the mid 20th c. #xmascountdown #engineering #history #science #steampower

Christmas Countdown Day 8! ‘River Clyde with ice and snow’ from sketchbook 46 by Duncan Shanks.
Shanks, an important Scottish landscape artist, donated his entire collection of 106 sketchbooks to The Hunterian in 2013. #landscape #art #clyde #winter #sketchbooks #xmascountdown

Day 7! Today we present a Swiss Chalet barometer (late 19th/early 20thc, after Horace Benedict de Saussure, 1783). The front of the house bears a 0-120 degree Fahrenheit alcohol thermometer and a miniature stag’s head. The barometer is formed of a horsehair hygrometer, it expands as it gets wet then contracts as it gets drier, converting into rotational force, and bringing out figures of either a fair weather wife, or brolly carrying farmer. #xmascountdown #science #temperature #barometer #rainorshine

Poetry goes well with @makarglasgowgin Our plesiosaur approves! #poems #cocktails #gin

The new Hunterian poetry book looking festive glittering at its launch at the Museum this evening #poetry #christmas #objects @freightdesign

We hear a storm's coming in and there may be snow afoot, so to get us in the mood for Day 6 of our countdown, here's Scottish painter James Guthrie's pastel work, "Winter" 1888 #snow #art #scottishart #scottishweather #xmascountdown @uofglasgow

It’s our Advent Countdown! We’ve been marking the days on Twitter and you can catch up here. From Woolly Mammoth teeth, Faraday delivering a Christmas Lecture at the Royal Institution, 19thc. Zoology teaching charts, a watercolour from Anne Wallace Paterson and today’s rendition of a cheeky Scottish snowball scene on ceramic. Check our channels for more as the days unfold. #advent #treatseveryday #curiosities #art #zoology #science #museums #fossils

You have two more chances to hear from @uofglasgow researchers this year (where does the time go!?!). Today you can discover more about the prisoners and the art they created in the Solovki camp.

Beauty in Hell: Culture in the Gulag, 1pm, Hunterian Museum

#talk #learnatlunch #russianstudies

Join expert Prof Laurence Grove in the Hunterian Art Gallery for today’s @hunterian Insight Talk on 19th Century Comics. 1pm. Free.

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