Item Number: 114006
Title: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow
Author: Gaimster, David
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Description: London: Scala, 2011. 17cm., pbk., 80pp., 37 color illus. Summary: The Hunterian at Glasgow University first opened its doors in 1807, making it Scotlandís oldest public museum and giving it a unique place within Scotlandís cultural heritage. Dr William Hunter (1718Ė83) was a pioneering obstetrician and teacher with a passion for collecting. His vast and varied private collection is the cornerstone of the collections today. The Hunterian is regarded as one of the pre-eminent museums and galleries in Scotland because of the scale, range and significance of the collections. Professor David Gaimster has the unenviable task of selecting from over one million objects in his care, which include examples of archaeology, fine and decorative arts, ethnology, medicine, minerals and fossils, scientific instruments, coins and medals, and zoology. Among the art collections alone are masterpieces by Rembrandt, Rubens, Stubbs, Chardin, James McNeill Whistler and Charles Rennie Mackintosh. (^Forthcoming^)
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